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Bob Barker opening new area for 5 HIV-infected chimps at national sanctuary in Louisiana
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ' Retired game-show host and animal rights advocate Bob Barker is opening a new area for five HIV-infected chimpanzees at a sanctuary in northwestern Louisiana.
The former host of "The Price Is Right" donated $380,000 to create space at the Chimp Haven near Shreveport.
The animals came from a sanctuary in Texas that closed because of overcrowding and a lack of money. Other sanctuaries took the rest, but none would take the five because of their illness. They are named Doc, JoJo, Murphy, Flick and Pierre.
Barker said he learned about the animals from his friend Nancy Burnet, president of United Activists for Animal Rights. They recently flew out together from California to see the new habitat.
Chimp Haven: http://www.chimphaven.org/