SYLMAR (CBSLA) — The Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar has been closed for nearly a year, but many of its animals are still looking for new homes.
The facility — which was a sanctuary for abused, abandoned and injured wild animals for decades – has been closed to the public since last summer. But 32 chimpanzees are still living there because many animal sanctuaries cannot afford to take them in.READ MORE: Simone Biles Plans To Compete In Balance Beam Final In Tokyo
The North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance has launched a fundraiser to help care for these chimpanzees while they wait for a new home.READ MORE: Exclusive Video: Glenn Allen Brooks, 61, Of Huntington Beach Arrested Thursday In Connection To Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Riot
“Chimpanzee care is complex and expensive. These are large, strong, incredibly intelligent beings with distinct personalities and preferences who can live over 50 years,” the organization’s Erika Fleury said.MORE NEWS: DUI Suspect Arrested In Deadly Traffic Collision That Killed 2 People On 110 Freeway In South LA Sunday