CHICAGO (CBS)– The Lincoln Park Zoo is taking in two chimpanzees you may recognize from their roles in movies, or music videos.
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“Our past research has shown the detrimental effects of chimpanzees in entertainment and other inappropriate settings – not only on the welfare of individuals, but on conservation efforts – so we owe it to these chimpanzees to provide them the best possible life from here on out,” Stephen Ross a director at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Fisher Center said.