Baby chimps trio rescued from cookpot

baby-chimpsFrom HASSAN ONYANGO in Kampala, Uganda
KAMPALA, (CAJ News) – RESCUERS are in a race against time to save three baby chimpanzees rescued from bushmeat trade in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Some 579 million forest mammals are killed annually in the region to support the trade.

A Good Samaritan has saved the baby chimpanzees while they were held captive to be fattened up for the cookpot after their mothers were killed for the same fate.

The saviour is leaving CAR next week leaving the trio with no protection.

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is helping the Chimpanzee Sanctuary charter a plane from their headquarters in Uganda to rescue the chimpanzees.

Meredith Whitney, IFAW wildlife rescue officer, said, “Wild animals belong in the wild, but these babies are too young to survive on their own.”

Hunting for bushmeat takes place in remote, poor villages, often driven by city dwellers paying the villagers.

Unsustainable hunting leads to rapid decline in wildlife populations as demand outpaces supply. – CAJ NEWS

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