Central African sanctuary gives hope to chimps—and their rescuers
Saved from the chaos in that region, traumatized chimpanzees have become models of resilience for their human caretakers.
Anthony Caere, a pilot for Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, cradles Felix and Mara as he flies them to Lwiro Primates Rehabilitation Center. The babies’ families were killed by poachers. Caere, who survived a plane crash in 2017, says helping to rescue chimps gives him purpose.
Photographs ByBrent Stirton
Published September 14, 2021
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