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The Houston Zoo's newest residents are now on display. (Getty Images)

The Houston Zoo’s newest residents are now on display. (Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) — Six chimpanzees previously cared for by a Virginia couple have debuted at their new home — the Houston Zoo.

The chimps formerly lived at the privately run Windy Oaks Animal Farm in Mechanicsville, Va. The chimpanzees were moved to Texas following the owner’s unsuccessful attempt to obtain permits for all of them.

Curtis Shepperson had permits from Hanover County, Va., for several chimps. County officials discovered the permit lapse after some of the creatures escaped.

The animals, ranging in age from 9 to 17 years old, arrived at the Houston Zoo in late October and had been under quarantine.

Curator Beth Schaefer says the chimps seem to be getting used to their surroundings.

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