To bring the community and the primate/exotic preservation mission together in a way that enhances lives. Our volunteers are passionate, involved advocates of all ages and from all walks of life. This includes students seeking bright futures scholarships, interns, the elderly community in the nearby villages and those in need of permanent sanctuary for their exotic pets.
To help preserve critically endangered species through sharing of data, animals and resources with other zoological facilities, thereby helping to reduce the threat of extinction.
Creating Meaningful Change Through Advocacy & Education
Our programs focus on the preservation of endangered species by combining our resources with the resources of other zoological facilities to maintain diverse blood lines of endangered and exploited species. We also occasionally take in rescues or surrendered exotic pets to provide veterinary care, kindness and life in a troop, colony or flock of their own kind.
Our programs include:
Programs that shed light on the plight of primates currently in danger of extinction including species preservation programs for animals here at the sanctuary and overseas in their natural habitats. We combine our resources with the resources of other zoological facilities to maintain diverse blood lines of endangered and exploited species. We also share our donations and intel with groups doing boots on the ground conservation in the native habitats of these endangered species.
- Increase awareness and discourage the primate pet and breeding trades
- Encourage preservation of the earth’s flora and fauna through our butterfly gardens (propagating the endangered Monarch Butterfly), and on site recycling and educational programs.
Rescue programs for surrendered exotic pets to provide sanctuary and enrichment by introducing them to life in a troop, colony or flock of their own kind. We rehabilitate pet primates who have become aggressive, as nearly all pet primates do. We are against the ownership of pet primates.
Open-Air Habitat Enrichment Programs
Our habitats are as close to natural as possible. We believe that primates benefit substantially when they live in natural family sized troops, high up in the trees where they play and forage. It is the lack of this type of environment and of the social interaction that occurs in such an environment, that causes many primates to become aggressive and/or malcontent. Here at Chase, family troops are permitted to breed and create an ideal family structure after which time, the males are neutered and/or the females are placed on birth control. No primates from Chase have ever or will ever be sold to the public as pets.
Community Outreach Programs
We provide volunteer hours for the Florida bright futures scholarship program, several local and distant college internship programs, PTSD sufferers, retirees looking to keep busy and students with disabilities.
Webster, Fl 33597