Chimpanzees thrive in zoos and are not traditionally though of much. However, populations of wild primates are declining fast. In the lifetime of one chimpanzee, they could be in a dire situation. Most chimps in zoos are generic mixes or unknown subspecies. Europe has a rather developed plan to breed separately the Western subspecies verus. There also exist three other subspecies: Central African troglodytes, East African schweinfurthii and Nigeria-Cameroon ellioti / vellerosus which live between the Western and Central, and are the rarest form. What are the chances to preserve central and eastern chimps in Europe? Zootierliste lists scattered animals, but most are presumably elderly, and almost all are integrated in groups with subspecies hybrids. How many are capable of breeding, and is there any effort to bring them together? Are there chances to discover more pure Central and Eastern chimps in Europe, especially rescues? Are there plans to establish more groups? How is the situation of pure subspecies in America, Asia and Australia? Are there any Nigeria-Cameroon chimps ellioti / vellerosus in zoos?