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Shirley McGreal Tribute Issue of IPPL News is now online!

Since the death of our founder in November 2021, we have been gathering many heartwarming messages from around ...

February 14th is not just Valentine’s Day… Its’ World Bonobo Day!

  World Bonobo Day was started in 2017 to raise awareness about bonobos while aiding in the conservation ...

Shirley McGreal 1934 – 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved founder, Dr. Shirley McGreal. Since ...

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL GIBBON DAY!

Since 1994, IPPL has rescued dozens of gibbons, some originally wild caught who had the misfortune of then ...

GIVING DAY FOR APES IS OCT 12 AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Whoop-Whoop’s life was terrifying, then perilous, before he arrived at IPPL in 2007. He was used for research ...

WORLD GORILLA DAY

As of March 2020, the western gorilla is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, with an ...

International Primate Day!

INTERNATIONAL PRIMATE DAY! International Primate Day, September 1, is an annual educational observance event organized since 2005 largely ...

World Orangutan Day!

To recognize the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry, International Orangutan Day has been set for ...

World Chimpanzee Day!

Today we celebrate these remarkable beings and raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their ...

Happy 62nd Birthday Gibby!

Today is a very special day at IPPL as we celebrate Gibby’s 62nd Birthday! Taken from his mother ...

IPPL Limited Edition Shirts Available FROM March 1-7!

THIS WEEK ONLY! IPPL is happy to announce that we've partnered with FLOAT to bring you IPPL custom ...

Our gibbons would like to be your Valentine!

Please  help our gibbons celebrate Valentine’s Day, by making a special gift for their care. Before coming to ...

Six Rangers Killed in DR Congo’s Virunga Gorilla Reserve

Six national park rangers have been killed and two have been wounded in fresh violence in Africa's oldest ...

Thank you for making Giving Tuesday a Great Success!

There aren't enough words to express how much we appreciate the love and support that individuals like you ...

GIVING TUESDAY IS HERE!

Today is Giving Tuesday  -  a day dedicated to making a difference for non-profits around the world. This ...

IPPL News – Sneak Peek #1 Sanctuary for “Tailed Monkeys” Established in Democratic Republic of Congo

Adams Cassinga founded Conserv Congo with the mission of providing a “non-discriminatory” sanctuary for any primate species except ...

Sneak Peek #2: Life in China Studying the Forgotten Apes

Carolyn Thompson takes readers on a journey as she studies three of the rarest gibbon species: the newly ...

CORONAVIRUS FORCES CANCELLATION OF IPPL’S 2020 SUPPORTERS’ MEETING!

In 1990, IPPL held its first supporters’ meeting in Summerville, SC. From that year forward these meetings have ...

Shirley McGreal, founder of IPPL, receives Elizabeth Bradham Humanitarian Award

January 26, 2020 the Charleston Animal Society celebrated 146 years of preventing cruelty to animals at Blackbaud World ...

Remembering Blackie

Today we would like to remember a very special gibbon named Blackie. Blackie began his life in the ...

THANK YOU FOR DONATING TO GIVING DAY FOR APES!

The results are in and because of many of you –  IPPL received almost $5,000 during Giving Day ...

Giving Day for Apes 2019

You are invited to be part of Giving Day for Apes! Love gibbons? Then we hope you will ...

IPPL at CITES CoP18

Global Advocacy Update One of the most important meetings about protections for primates and other wildlife is current ...

Independence Day at IPPL

Have a happy 4th of July!

LCRP saving chimps update

Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue & Protection saving orphaned chimps In the IPPL March Newsletter, there is a story about ...

Summer Time in Summerville

Happy first day of summer from the gibbons and otters at IPPL. (Happy first day of winter to ...

Sanctuary Caregiver Appreciation Day

We are lucky to have a fabulous team of caregivers here at IPPL! Today is animal sanctuary caregiver ...

A Loris Named Shirley

We all know that Dr. Shirely McGreal has been working for over 45 years to preserve and protect ...
IPPL is commemorating World Environment Day

World Environment Day

IPPL is recognizing World Environment Day today, June 5, 2019. Part of protecting primates is protecting the planet. ...

IPPL’s Featured Gibbon Paen

Meet Paen Paen has a unique personality and can be very playful   In the March Newsletter, IPPL's ...

IPPL celebrates Earth Day today and every day

Happy Earth Day from IPPL! Earth Day gives us a special day every year to celebrate the planet ...

Invitation to IPPL event honoring Ape Action Africa

Join us for a special IPPL event honoring Ape Action Africa IPPL staff, and local residents and supporters ...

Ape Action Africa to the rescue

From a difficult start in life to thriving Imagine you are at home with your family and all ...

Thanks to our volunteers at IPPL

Thanks to the Volunteers at IPPL This week is National Volunteer Week so we couldn't miss the opportunity ...
Mia enjoying a piece of fresh cactus fruit..

Friends, fun, and food for IPPL gibbons thanks to a special visitor

Friends, Fun, and Food for IPPL's Gibbons A longtime friend of IPPL and Founder of The Talkin' Monkeys Project, ...

Extra! Extra! Do we have news for you

IPPL News is back with its March 2019 issue! We have lots of exciting stories for our supporters ...

Protecting primates together

The last couple of weeks have been extra fun for the staff, otters, and gibbons! We've been fortunate ...

Gibbon Songs of Gratitude to Crescent Homes

Recently, representatives from Crescent Homes visited the IPPL sanctuary. They presented a very special gift made through their ...

New Blog Post: Local Flavor

Check out this great new blog post by Caregiver Wes Laney. Not only does he provide daily care ...

EVENT: Ensuring a Future for All Primates

We invite anyone who will be in the Houston area on October 19th to attend this incredible dinner ...

Blackie the Gibbon’s Guilty Pleasure

By Jennifer Buchanan, Lead Animal Caregiver Jennifer Buchanan As an animal caregiver at IPPL, part of my job ...

IPPL Partners with ECOSTREAMZ!

Ecostreamz, the documentary streamer, ups its eco-social platform with new film partners and Dr. Jane Goodall joining advisory ...

Paen’s Journey to Becoming a Yogi

By Jaclyn Trayte, Vet Tech & Animal Caregiver Vet Tech & Caregiver Jaclyn Trayte Paen is one of ...

Enriching the Lives of Our Residents

By Jaimie King, Animal Caregiver Caregiver Jaimie King If one thing working with primates has taught me, it’s ...

IPPL Announces New Executive Director

IPPL is thrilled to announce that we have hired a new Executive Director at our sanctuary!  Casey Taylor, ...

URGENT – Animal Rights Conference Attendees – Aug 4-6. You can help the animals at Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand!

HELP SAVE THE ANIMALS AT WILDLIFE FRIENDS FOUNDATION OF THAILAND!  If you are at the Animal Rights Conference ...

Kajal’s Garden

Kajal is the 15 year old daughter of Lisa Schiller, who recently joined IPPL’s Board of Directors. Her ...

Happy 33rd Birthday, Elizabeth!

It was in March 1985 that tiny Elizabeth Gibbon, then just nine months old, reached IPPL from the ...

Endangered Species Day

Endangered Species You May Never Have Heard Of! May 19, 2017, was ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY. If you asked ...

Farewell Helen

Friday, March 24, 2017 was a sad day at IPPL. It was the day our beloved gibbon, Helen, ...

An Otter Love Story!

Satu, (“One” in the Malaysia language) came to IPPL in 2009 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. ...

“Pet” Monkey Spotted in Summerville!

For years, IPPL has fought the illegal pet trade that exists around the world. We have also written ...

Update from the IPPL CITES team

How the furniture you buy could affect primate conservation Many of the topics being discussed at this CITES ...

A historic moment for monkeys, Sep. 28, 2016

A historic moment for monkeys, September 28, 2016 The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is ...

Celebrate GivingTuesday by giving back!

Dear IPPL Friend, A frightened infant gibbon is suddenly orphaned, by the shooting of her mother, snatched by ...

Happy Howl-o-Ween!

Our animal care staff have again come up with some spook-tacular treats for our gibbons’ annual Halloween veggie ...

Four ways to celebrate International Gibbon Day

Tomorrow, October 24, is International Gibbon Day. And Halloween is just around the corner.That means tomorrow would be ...

Recovering from the rain

Last weekend, South Carolina experienced a “Thousand Year Flood,” as a low pressure system held in place by ...

Painting for Primates 2

IPPL supporters got in touch with their artistic side last Friday at a creative fundraiser that also honored ...

Banana pops

It’s officially fall now, but for the most part it still feels like summer. Lately the gibbons have ...

All chimpanzees are now endangered

And that’s actually good news! As of yesterday, all chimpanzees in the U.S. are now classified as “endangered” ...

Speaking up for lab monkeys

Today is the last day to submit a comment in support of a Rulemaking Petition to improve conditions ...

An Ethiopian travelogue (with monkeys)

Baboons and birds, colobus monkeys and carnivores, hyenas and humans. Former IPPL volunteer Christian Runnels stopped by the ...

Do the Funky Gibbon!

How would you like to dance your way to primate protection? It's easy if you do the Funky ...

Invisible apes

We recently received an interesting book from (and written by) Dr. John Steckley, a Canadian anthropology professor who is ...

Look for IPPL at animal rights conference

IPPL is again a Silver Sponsor of the Animal Rights National Conference, an annual bonanza of practical information, ...

From chimpanzees to gibbons

Renate Winch knows a lot about chimpanzees. She even knows the secret to hippopotamus bliss (scratch them behind ...

Homegrown peppers

Hot, hot, hot! It’s hot here in South Carolina, but don't worry Whoop-Whoop, our homegrown sweet peppers are ...

A children’s book on chimpanzees in Cameroon

At IPPL, we take pride in helping fund dozens of grassroots primate sanctuaries and rescue centers in countries ...

You can help monkeys in research!

[Update 6/29/15: The deadline has been extended to August 31, 2015, 11:59 PM! There’s still time to file ...

We’re keeping our cool!

Yes, we finally have a new cooler! Thanks to the success of our crowdfunding campaign on LoveAnimals.org, we ...

Thank you for loving animals!

This week we wrapped up our crowdfunding campaign on LoveAnimals.org: we have reached—and even surpassed—our $4,000 goal! Now we ...

Gibbon art DIY for World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day, designated by the United Nations as a day of outreach, a “people’s day” ...

Ape Action Africa: Volunteer update

Ape Action Africa is one of the largest primate sanctuaries on the continent, and IPPL is proud to ...

Our Boeing volunteers: day after day of caring

On Saturday we were glad to welcome back to the IPPL sanctuary a volunteer team from Boeing. We ...

How many kinds of primates are there, anyway?

Today is the 10th annual Endangered Species Day, and primates are (unfortunately) prime poster children for it. There ...

“Chimpanzee funeral” photographer visits IPPL

By now it’s an Internet meme: the photo of a group of chimpanzees lined up silently in self-evident ...

Thanks to Costco…

…we have a terrific new “problem” here at the IPPL gibbon sanctuary.Costco has been donating truckloads of fresh ...

Happy Earth Day 2015!

It’s the day to get your green on! The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. ...

Talking gibbonish

Gibbons are well known for their vocal expertise. In most species of gibbon, a mated male and female will ...

Spring has sprung!

At IPPL, we are glad that the bipolar weather of March is behind us, and the warmer weather ...

Vote and win! Who will be Mia’s prime-mate?

Mia is the newest arrival at our gibbon sanctuary. A charming, fluffy, 23-year-old widow newly retired from Mississippi's Jackson ...

Mama Mia!

We are delighted to announce some great news: we have a new gibbon at the IPPL sanctuary! Mia, ...

Gabi, the gibbon ambassador

Last week we were delighted to receive a visit from the director of the Gibbon Conservation Center, located ...

It’s the Year of the Gibbon!

The lunar calendar may have just ushered in the Year of the Sheep, but according to the International ...

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a pair of happy gibbons!

Among the apes, gibbons are the best representatives of true love. Shy Cathy (L) fell for handsome Michael ...

U.S. primate import statistics for 2014

1. Imports are up 20 percent. For the second year in a row, primate imports into the United ...

Bioko Island: The next Costa Rica?

With 11 species of primates and large stretches of as-yet-unspoiled forest habitat, Bioko Island (which lies just 20 ...

Remembering the Bangkok Six case

Dianne Taylor-Snow has been a wildlife crime investigator and photojournalist for IPPL for 25 years. She’s also a ...

“Don’t pay too much in taxes!”

“Do you own stock in a non-retirement account? If so, you probably are looking at paying capital gains ...

A science field trip to IPPL

When I was elementary school, we got to go on the occasional low-key field trip, like a day ...

IPPL’s Small Grants Program is there from the start

For many years, IPPL has worked to locate overseas organizations doing great work below the radar of large ...

More than ready for the Day of Caring 2014

Today is the Day of Caring, a day when thousands of volunteers from local businesses donate their time ...

Weeble-wobble pumpkins

Since it’s pumpkin time, our artistic animal care staff came up with a number of creative carvings and ...

Happy, healthy Halloween!

The IPPL gibbons have been enjoying some pretty nifty Halloween treats this season, thanks to our creative animal ...

How you can tell you’re in love with baboons

Joselyn Mormile knew she was in love with baboons the day she went into town to do some ...

Farewell to Igor

The spirit of our dear Igor left this world on October 13, 2014. He was well into his ...

The secret lives of the IPPL gibbons

During our Supporters’ Meeting this past April, IPPL’s Animal Care team members shared some candid videos they had ...

Sanctuary chimps in the Ebola zone say “Thank you!”

Here’s what we heard yesterday from Bala Amarasekaran, the Founder and Director of the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in ...

Gibbons charm the Mount Pleasant Garden Club

Yesterday, IPPL’s sanctuary hosted the Mount Pleasant Garden Club, which makes monthly visits to notable locations around the ...