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Fort Pierce chimps sell their own art to support their sanctuary

Chimps
Courtesy: WPTV Save the Chimps sanctuary in St. Lucie County.

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Would you buy art from a monkey? Chimpanzees at “Save the Chimps” in Port St. Lucie are making art and selling it to raise money to maintain their sanctuary.
The chimps went from living in cages, subjected to medical testing and experiments, to now living in an open sanctuary.

chimps at sanctuary
Courtesy WPTV
Save the Chimps sanctuary in St. Lucie County

More than two hundred chimps call “Save the Chimps” their home.
Apparently three chimps, Cheetah, Tootie, and Clay are especially great artists and love spending their time painting. Some of the artwork for sale is priced in the thousands of dollars.
Click here to see the paintings and perhaps buy one as an NFT, or non-fungible token to help Save the Chimps.

monkey painting
Courtesy: Save the Chimps
Cheetah & Tootie
US $3,000|

Digital prints of the paintings will be sold to the public as NFTs beginning on World Chimpanzee Day, July 14th, and will remain for sale through July 21. All proceeds directly support Save the Chimps. The works will be the first-ever chimpanzee-created NFTs on the market by curator, Trusey, and can be found here.