Rescued primates need your help to recover from neglect and abuse!
Suena the chimpanzee was locked alone in a filthy cage for 14 years. He could never be with another chimp, climb a tree, or feel the grass at his feet. There was not enough money to feed Suena or the other animals that lived at the facility. Kept in barbaric conditions, Suena developed signs of emotional trauma.
Rescuers from the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) arrived to save Suena and the other neglected animals at the facility. They were moved to a rehabilitation center, but the damage ran very deep. Suena's anxiety remained high, and he lashed out, becoming aggressive to anyone who came near him. It was clear that something needed to change.
Through PASA’s Primate Care Training Program, two behavioral experts from Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre arrived to help integrate Suena into a chimpanzee family. The instructors worked with the local staff, giving them the confidence and skills needed to find a solution. Finally, staff were able to open the doors between Suena and another male chimp. They held their breath, waiting to see if it would be successful… and it was! They soon repeated the process, introducing Suena to another chimpanzee. For the first time without bars, Suena played and laughed with his newfound chimpanzee friends, Wima and Sherif.
You can help chimps like Suena get the care they desperately need to lead happy lives after abuse and neglect. Your gift will help provide Primate Care Training and materials to shelter staff, ensuring that rescued great apes are successfully integrated into new ape families. Give today!
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