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Ape Action Africa  Passionate about primate conservation! Home to over 300 gorillas, chimps & monkeys at Mefou in Cameroon, orphans of the illegal wildlife trade.

Hey everyone! Reminder from Aidan that Giving Day for Apes starts in a few hours! Tuesday 25 September, USA: 12 AM ET, UK: 5 AM GMT, AUSTRALIA: 2 PM AEST. Help us build Aidan and his family a new home, and if you donate during a POWER HOUR you can help us win bonus prizes of $2500! Find out more: https://buff.ly/2zrW2Jz (link in bio🖕🏽)⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Larry Taylor⠀
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Happy World Gorilla Day!

Did you see Bobo and the bushbaby?

Gorillas are magnificent animals and a few weeks ago, our silverback Bobo showed us just how gentle and curious they are when he spent two hours playing with a tiny bushbaby. His story has been seen all over the world and we thought that World Gorilla Day was a fitting day to share it again, just in case you missed it!
Sadly, because of illegal poaching and habitat destruction, all gorilla species are critically endangered. Most of the gorillas that live with us are bushmeat orphans, having lost their families to the illegal bushmeat trade. So whilst we are celebrating gorillas today, we are also remembering that they are in trouble and need our help.

Check back tomorrow to find out how you can help the great apes on Giving Day for Apes. 📷 Ape Action Africa/Alex Benitez

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After intensive physical therapy, brave Ndongo has learned to use his legs again! He is starting to enjoy playing, laughing and responding to chimp calls and has even put on 2kg. The quantity and variety of food he eats is increasing every day and he loves his bottles of milk. Ndongo has a lot of muscle to build before he can climb or swing, but he is having daily forest outings with is caregivers, and his curiosity for his surroundings is the perfect motivator for building up his little legs. ⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Larry Taylor⠀
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Did you know Agile Mangabeys are extremely vocal and some of their calls can be heard up to a kilometre away! We currently provide care for a large troop of 24 Agile Mangabeys. They are led by their long-standing and highly respected alpha male, Henry, who is also a favourite amongst our caregivers who love his strong but caring nature and fair leadership.⠀
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Two new rescues! Buddy, a Spot-nosed Guenon and Darla, a Crowned Guenon have been saved from the illegal pet trade. Besides some mites and small wounds, both are healthy and eating well. Once settled, they will join our young monkey group to begin improving their socialisation skills. Read the full story at our facebook page: https://buff.ly/WUDx35⠀
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📷Ape Action Africa/Alex Benitez/Amy Hanes⠀
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Did you know gorillas build nests? Nests provide warmth and comfort through the night, and the skill of building one is important for survival. Watch 8-year-old Chickaboo make a rather unique day nest by weaving together two palm trees. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday! 🌴🌴😎⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Alex Benitez⠀
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Little Larry has graduated from baby school! At 3 years old, this clever, confident little chimp had outgrown the other orphaned babies at Mefou Sanctuary and was ready to meet some older kids. His transition to a new chimp group was seamless and he was very excited to reunite with 'big sister' Daphne - his first playmate as a baby - and to finally have an older brother in David. He is having so much fun with his new friends and fast becoming a favourite with everyone!⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Larry Taylor⠀
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We've finished another major renovation at Mefou Sanctuary, extending our chimp nursery by 1.5 acres! The nursery is one of our oldest enclosures and after hosting 5 different chimp groups over the years, it had lost all of its original trees. Thanks to a generous donation from our supporter Keith Davidson, our newest generation of rescued chimps can enjoy climbing in the forest! 🙌🏽🌳🌴⠀
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🎥Ape Action Africa/Ian Bickerstaff (@bixkers)⠀
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Our new arrival Florence was rescued from a poacher by a government official in East Cameroon. At just 8 months old, she is still very vulnerable and has a strong desire to be mothered, bonding quickly with her caregivers. She is healthy and very sociable, which is great news for her future integration with our baby chimp group 💗⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Alex Benitez⠀
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New Mandrill Rescue! Ngo and Mukete were rescued from a man who was keeping them illegally as pets in northern Cameroon. The little 3 year olds are safe now and enjoying abundant food as they wait to meet their new mandrill family. ⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Alex Benitez⠀
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Kam Makes Friends! The time has come for Kam to make some chimp friends and learn important social skills. Check out our video of Kam's first encounter with babies Noah and Sandie - the first chimps he has met since he was torn away from his family: https://buff.ly/2PUtHlr (link in bio). ⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Larry Taylor⠀
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Fight back those yawns, the weekend is almost here! We care for over 30 Olive Baboons at Mefou Sanctuary and this young adult male is actually yawning to show off his large canines to tell others to "back off".⠀
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📷 Ape Action Africa/Ian Bickerstaff⠀
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