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Environmental improvements include construction of large indoor cages that allow pairing of experimental animals, a grass-covered 'playground' for breeding chimpanzee groups, and indoor/outdoor group housing for 'retired' experimental animals. In addition, we provide toys, perches, mirrors, and foraging devices, and television for chimpanzees housed indoors. Management changes include leaving infants with their mothers for at least two years after birth.