C.H.E.E.T.A. Primate Sanctuary, Inc.


C.H.E.E.T.A. stands for Creative Habitats and Enrichment for Endangered and Threatened Apes. Our goal is to provide ex-show business apes and monkeys with a caring, nurturing, and loving home, and with enriching activities to stimulate their curiosity. Dan Westfall, who founded C.H.E.E.T.A. on April 30, 1991, said primate researcher Jane Goodall inspired him to create the sanctuary. During her recent visit to C.H.E.E.T.A. in October, 2006, Dr. Goodall said of Dan's work, "This makes me feel like the world is still filled with people whose intents are wonderful and good."

Additional Information

Contact Name Dan Westfall, Director - (760) 325-8041 - cheetathechimp@cs.com