Great Ape Trust downsizes

From ANIMAL PEOPLE,  March 2012:

Great Ape Trust downsizes

DES MOINES–The last two of six orangutans formerly housed at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines,  Iowa,  were transferred in late January 2012 to the Center for Great Apes in Wauchala,  Florida. Recently reorganized as a sanctuary,  the Great Ape Trust retains seven bonobos.  Founded in 2004 by primatologist Sue Savage Rumbaugh to do non-invasive behavioral research,  the Great Ape Trust has financially struggled since longtime sole funder Ted Townsend withdrew his support in 2011.

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