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A Retirement Sanctuary for Orangutans and Chimpanzees.
Patti Ragan has made it her lifework to care for these great apes rescued from laboratories, pet owners, and the entertainment industry across the United States. The center she founded nearly 25 years ago has become in part a rehabilitation facility and in part a nursing home for apes, which can live 60 years or more in captivity. The center has become a model for ape sanctuaries across the US, eight of which are full members of the North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance (NAPSA), which Patti helped to found. Center for Great Apes is the only sanctuary in North America that offers a home to orangutans.