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Good News LA: Chimp Haven (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Keithville, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-02-16

Duration: 00:04:39

Subjects: Health | Wildlife | Animals | Chimpanzees | Chimp Haven (Keithville, La.)


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Jackson, Raven Interviewee
  • Garbarino, Jordan Interviewee


This segment from the February 16, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s visit to Chimp Haven in Keithville, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary. Her report focuses on Chimp Haven’s use of human technologies, electrocardiograms (EKG) and echocardiograms, to monitor the cardiovascular health of the chimpanzees. She interviews Dr. Raven Jackson, the director of veterinary care, and Jordan Garbarino, the positive reinforcement training supervisor. This segment is a part of the “Good News Louisiana” series.