Poppy came to LCRP at a very young age, she was conviscated at a check point as she was about to be smuggled out of the country. Although whe arrived small & thin & had pieces of shrapnel in her little body, she was though unusually smiley. This is her soon after arrival, very small but she has teeth.
Poppy has flourished at LCRP, smiling & laughing all day & even in her sleep, she loves to climb & seems to be a natural poser
Probably one of my favourite pictures ~ that smirk
This film brought tears to my eyes
not just for Poppy, but for Jenny & her team dealing with the grief behind amazing transformations & for dear sweet Princess, caregiver to both humans & chimps #RIP Princess
Now YOU can swing with Poppy ~ adopt this little poser 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.
You can join our group https://www.facebook.com/groups/UKSupportersofLiberiaChimpanzeeRescueProtection