They baptized this place “the paradise of the monkeys”. It is a network of islands in the Cameroonian equatorial forest where chimpanzees, survivors of poaching or deforestation, find their freedom. A sanctuary when two thirds of African chimpanzees have disappeared in recent years. Every day, the healers will feed the primates, from island to island.
On the banks of the river, the association “Papaye internationale” was created in 2001 and is financed by the Brigitte Bardot foundation and 30 million friends. It also receives support from French eco-volunteers. Every morning, you have to prepare the bottles for the little ones who need constant attention. These monkeys all have painful pasts, like the Chance chimpanzee, which was taken in minutes before it was eaten by poachers. Chimpanzees share 98% of human DNA.
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