Ella was being touted around for $400 & was finally conviscated in a sting operation by wildlife officers & the police. Her little body bore witness to the trauma of her capture from the wild, scars from shrapnel wounds, though overall her health was better than most who arrive.
Since her arrival she has made friends with Chance, this video shows just how small these orphans are when they arrive
Ella loves to eat & she loves to eat mellon
Ella featured in The Most Important Comic Book On Earth
Now YOU can experience the joy of Ella ~ adopt this mellon muching girl today !!
or you can donate here https://www.liberiachimpanzeerescue.org/donate.html
There are nearly EIGHTY orphans at LCRP, each one has witnessed the murder of their parents & extended family for both bushmeat & in order to steal the babies, as many as eight chimps may be murdered to steal one baby. They come in in all kinds of conditions, usually very ill, puffy eyes through dehydration & poor diet, always traumatised & often dead behind the eyes. The work LCRP do is INCREDIBLE, Jimmy Desmond is a vet who gets to work immediately to fix the physical, Jenny Desmond gets to work on fixing the mental & emmotional ~ because they experience the same feelings as us, they have nightmares too!! Then the team at LCRP come together to nuture & provide. Before the Desmonds arrived in Liberia there were NO conviscations of chimps even though it is illegal to be in possesion of one, there was nowhere to place them so they didn’t bother to apply the law, NOW ~ the Desmonds have created that place as work continues on the new purpose built sanctuary, they have built relationships with locals, law enforcement & government, this has resulted in all these orphans arriving on the door step and most importantly CONVICTIONS have started to happen, not everytime but it’s becoming more regular, sending out the message that this vile trade in bushmeat & orphans will no longer be tollerated, but this comes at a cost, so PLEASE adopt a chimp in March for yourself, for a gift, for Mothers Day ~ help to feed all these little tummies & to continue work on the new sanctuary.
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