Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Polycarpe and Mangé

The bond between a surrogate mother and a chimpanzee orphan is
extremely close -- Mangé, one of our sanctuary chimpanzees, became
very ill earlier this week and had to be separated from the rest of
the chimpanzees at the sanctuary to be given some extra attention,
food and medicine.

Polycarpe, his original surrogate mother from the time of his
confiscation, cared for him again, and it is easy to see how pleased
they are to be together again!

Disclaimer: Chimpanzees shown here are not pets, nor should they be
considered as such. Chimpanzees are wild animals that belong in the
forest, and the pet trade fuels a vicious cycle of wild chimpanzee
slaughter and abuse. Chimps shown here are orphans and must be taken
care of in a sanctuary environment that mimics as best it can the
natural environment of chimpanzees and attempts to minimize the trauma
already inflicted on the infants.

Chimpanzees do NOT make good pets. They are wild animals, unmanageable
in a domestic setting, strong and willful and dangerous. For more
information, please visit:

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