LIBERIA CHIMPANZEE RESCUE (Part 1 of 3)
These orphans are the compounded result of the bush meat trade, wildlife crimes and the exotic pet trade. To gain access to the babies, the mothers are killed and sometimes entire families are wiped out as chimpanzee families are very closely knit.
Recent crack downs on wildlife crime and exotic pet trade have resulted in the confiscation of these babies from traffickers. These orphans are now being cared for at a sanctuary in Liberia, where they are being slowly being prepared to be released into the wild once they have developed skills required to help them survive in their natural habitat alongside other chimps.
Video courtesy of Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue
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