The Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, receives no government funding, and relies solely on the generosity of its members, private donors, and grants from animal welfare foundations. Donations made to the sanctuary are tax deductible as provided by law. They care for 37 Chimpanzees, including Michael Jackson’s Bubbles,and 27 Orangutans.
Cahaya’s arrival came as a surprise to all of us at the Center. In our 27 year history we have successfully implemented birth control methods for all of our sanctuary residents with no “birth control failures” until now. Her mother Sunshine has been on birth control since her arrival in 2017 so we had no reason to believe she was pregnant. However, one morning in February just minutes after her birth our caregivers discovered a tiny bit of orange fluff climbing up Sunshine’s chest.Our staff voted on the name Cahaya, which in Indonesian means “light”, “radiant” and “shine”. We thought this an appropriate name for Sunshine’s offspring." From the Center's Websitee