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Helping Rescued Chimpanzees at Tacagama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Africa

By Lee Ann Rottman, Naples Zoo's Director of Animal Programs   I recently got the opportunity to travel to West Africa to assist the Tacagama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone. The sanctuary is home to 105 chimpanzees that were confiscated from poachers or people who held them illegally as pets. Most come in as tiny babies and have suffered the trauma of losing their mothers and their chimpanzee families. They take time to rehabilitate, but getting them back with other... Read More
Posted by Courtney Jolly at Thursday, October 7, 2021
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