Fauna Foundation

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The Fauna Foundation is the only chimpanzee sanctuary in Canada. Located just outside Chambly, on the South Shore of Montreal, the story of Fauns started in 1990 by Gloria Grow and Dr. Richard Allan on their 150-acre (0.61 km2) farm. Later in 1997, it became the Fauna Foundation. Its primary objective, the rescue and care of chimpanzees who have been used in research, began in the wake of the shutdown of LEMSIP.[1]

It is the first sanctuary to accept chimpanzees with HIV.

In 2012, author Andrew Westoll won the Charles Taylor Prize for his non-fiction book The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, detailing his encounters with the chimpanzees at the foundation.[2]

In August 2013, chimpanzees Loulis and Tatu from the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI) moved to the sanctuary.[3]

Fauna Sanctuary Inc, is a registered 501(c) 3 not-for-profit charity in the United States.[4]


  1. ^ Animal Farm: Former lab chimps and other cast-off critters find sanctuary at the Fauna Foundation, by Mark Slutsky, August 22, 2002, Montreal Mirror
  2. ^ Chimp sanctuary tale wins $25K Charles Taylor Prize at CBC.ca, posted March 5, 2012; retrieved March 5, 2012
  3. ^ "CWU Chimpanzees Arrive Safely at Canadian Sanctuary". Central Washington University. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "History". Fauna Foundation. Retrieved January 28, 2015.

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