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Former Circus Chimpanzee Marks Anniversary‏

Toto celebrated the eighth anniversary of his freedom at the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage on January 29th. It was on this day in 2003 that Animal Defenders International (ADI) seized Toto from small circus in Chile, and with that his life of living in a packing crate, smoking cigarettes, traveling across South America by truck, and […]

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Bobby’s Wounds Test Chimpanzee’s Faith in Keepers

The early morning radio call from Stemson sounded urgent: “Bobby is badly injured!” Knowing Innocent and Sheila had already headed for town, I told Stemson to have the keepers get the other chimpanzees inside. Meanwhile, loaded with veterinary drugs and bribing materials, I headed over to the Project from the Orphanage, an eight-kilometer drive. Upon […]

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