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In Defense of Animals (IDA)
May 2015

Kanoa baby monkey
Photo Credit: Jacques Gillon

Little Kanoa was two years old when he was confiscated during the arrest of a dealer. The baby suffered from a badly infected compound fracture of the bones in his lower leg, among other wounds.

After two months of care and healing at IDA-Africa's Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, he was overjoyed to be integrated with his fellow babies, and particularly sweet Carla.

Baby Kanoa arrived at Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center just two months before Carla. The two babies have since been very close friends. Recently Kanoa bonded with another chimpanzee when he found a loving mother figure in adult female, Cecile. Cecile, almost 14 years old, has lived at the Rescue Center since she was an infant and has longed for a baby to nurture. Kanoa has embraced her as a mother and continues to make new friends!

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