Rufus, 46, now lives on an island in a Florida sanctuary run by Save the Chimps. Before his rescue, Rufus lived in a facility Save the Chimps calls "the dungeon." Courtesy of Save the Chimps hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Save the Chimps Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture A Holiday Wish: 2013, The Year Of The Chimpanzee December 20, 2012 People who care for and about chimpanzees are awaiting word from the U.S. Senate this week about passage of legislation that would send many lab-bound animals into quiet retirement. During this holiday season of hope, commentator Barbara J. King lays out a case for why this is the right thing to do.