DES MOINES — An ape sanctuary in central Iowa is resuming public tours this year.
The Iowa Primate Learning Sanctuary will offer tours through online reservations. The tours will be limited to 25 people and will run about an hour and a half.
The Des Moines sanctuary was previously called Great Ape Trust. Its director, Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, was accused last year by former workers of endangering the apes and being mentally unfit for the job. A sanctuary board cleared her, and the facility has passed several federal inspections since then.
The tours will include a lecture and bonobo demonstration. The sanctuary asks visitors to donate $20 for adults and $14 for children. — AP
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