07 Sep '11, 5am

Retired Lab Chimps See Sunlight For the First Time (Video) : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The warm, golden glow of sunlight is one of those gifts in life we so often take for granted, though not only does it make life on Earth possible -- it makes it worth living. But for the first time in their lives, a group of chimpanzees in Austria were allowed to see sunlight after being cooped up in cages indoors where they were subjected to laboratory testing, and a video footage captures that moving moment. According to a report from The Sun , the chimps' were released from a facility in Austria where they had been exposed to diseases, like HIV and hepatitis, for purposes of medical testing. The animals, which numbered around three dozen, were moved to a reserve to live out their days following the lab's closing -- though adjusting to some semblance of normal has taken some time. From The Sun : The chimps were moved to a farm where keepers tried to reintroduce them to l...

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