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Chimp Haven

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8500 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, LA
+1 318-925-9575
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Don't get to see much of the facility or very many of the chimps

Seems like the housing area is off limits to visitors and only about 40 out of the 200 + chimps... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Natchitoches, Louisiana

This place is a blessing to all these poor chimps that have been caged and used as lab experiments... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2016
Patti P
Lakeland, Tennessee
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8500 Mike Clark Road, Keithville, LA
+1 318-925-9575
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Seems like the housing area is off limits to visitors and only about 40 out of the 200 + chimps were allowed out for viewing. Visit is pretty well confined to the moat frontage. The staff was friendly enough but it made me wonder what...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a blessing to all these poor chimps that have been caged and used as lab experiments their whole lives. It's wonderful to see them get to enjoy a natural habitat and interact with so many other chimps. I donate when I can...More

Thank Patti P
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We went to the Chimp Chat and Chew and found it very informative. Staff was great and you could tell that they really care about each of the Chimps. Highly recommend this.

Thank PRS23
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Went to visitors day in May 2016. Excellent facility, knowledgeable staff, and positive environment!! A place for the chimps for sure. Doing great work for lovely animals from sad backgrounds.

Thank Madeleine M
Reviewed 28 March 2016

We did a Chat & Chew, and it was wonderful. The food was unexpectedly good (Moe's), and the chat part was both informative and entertaining. We got to see some of the chimps from the roof top, which was much closer than it sounds. The...More

Thank Elise L
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Such an amazing place. The chimps seem very happy and you can see how well cared for they are. The grounds are beautiful and very clean. Everyone that works there was very happy to answer the many questions that I had. A huge thank you...More

Thank USAtour2
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Chimp Haven offers Discovery Days several times a years. In addition to doing that, you can pay more and add on their Chimp, Chat and Chew behind the scenes tour. This is what my husband and I did. We started with the general admission tour...More

Thank ebonymcc
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Chimp Haven is a chimp sanctuary that opens to the public six days a year for Chimpanzee Discovery Day. A large viewing area gives guest an excellent opportunity to see many chimps as they eat and play just across a moat in a natural wooded...More

Thank aggiec75
Reviewed 19 October 2015

First off it is not a zoo. You are not going to get face to face with chimps. You are going to watch them from across a moat. It is a sanctuary dedicated to allowing former research chimps, abused chimps and others a chance to...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 23 September 2015

A few times a year the public is invited to pay for a morning with the monkeys. There are some informative displays. Volunteers and staff joyfully share information and stories about the retirees who have settled here to eat and drink and play and socialize...More

2  Thank johnfjohnston
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