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Jan 6, 2020

Baby KK was starving, lost in an unfamiliar town

Could you let KK suffer?
Could you let KK suffer?

Terrified, starving, and lost, KK—a two-week old baby vervet monkey—wandered through dusty city streets looking for her family. Can you imagine how lonely and scared she must have been?

I’m so grateful that someone saw KK and called the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, a PASA member in Malawi, before she died of starvation, a car accident, or worse.

Lilongwe’s Wildlife Emergency Response Unit rushed to the town and brought this suffering infant to the sanctuary. A day after rescuers were notified, KK was receiving the compassionate emergency care that she desperately needed to survive.

Weighing less than a pound, KK urgently needed to gain weight. Lilongwe’s expert staff gave KK around-the-clock care including frequent bottle feedings. I’m incredibly proud of the dedicated Lilongwe team that gave KK all the loving care her mother would have. Without them she wouldn’t have survived.

Building her future

I’m happy to report that KK is quickly settling into life at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre! She loves to play, jumping and climbing in her enclosure, and has become a favorite of the caregivers. She’s learning to explore her surroundings and the other skills she’ll need as she grows up and joins a vervet monkey troop.

Although KK’s recovery is going smoothly, she has a long and challenging road ahead of her. She’s still a tiny infant and needs nonstop loving care and excellent medical treatment to continue her recovery and prepare her to join a vervet troop.

KK still has a long way to go, and she can’t get there without you. One day KK and her new family will be released to the wild to roam free—but this future is only possible with your help.

  • For $100, you will make it possible for Lilongwe caregivers to feed and nurture KK
  • Give $50 to provide vaccinations to keep her healthy
  • Donate just $20 to buy infant formula to help KK grow strong

Give KK the care she needs to thrive – donate now.

KK holds onto her stuffed bear for comfort.
KK holds onto her stuffed bear for comfort.
Your gift will give KK a new life.
Your gift will give KK a new life.

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Oct 8, 2019

Record numbers of chimps seized from smugglers

Oumou and Nana were rescued from traffickers.
Oumou and Nana were rescued from traffickers.

It breaks my heart to tell you that in the last year PASA member sanctuaries in West Africa have seen a shocking increase in the victims of wildlife trafficking that they rescue. Illegal pet smuggling has reached crisis proportions.

Your support makes it possible to fight back—together, we have saved Mussa, Tita, Nana, and countless other baby chimps from the wildlife trade.

These traumatized infants witness their families’ brutal murders at the hands of poachers. Then these highly intelligent animals are sold as “pets,” often for over $15,000. Some of these orphans spend days squeezed into the bottom of a box so they won’t be detected as they’re smuggled across continents. Then they spend the rest of their lives all alone in a cage.

PASA, our members in West Africa, and supporters like you are teaming up to end this crisis. In just a couple of months, we’ll host the groundbreaking Action for Chimpanzees conference where government officials, nonprofits, and private businesses will meet to fight to smuggle. We’ll use the conference as a springboard to forge new partnerships, strengthen law enforcement against wildlife trafficking, and educate tens of thousands of people.

We’ve made a commitment to save the chimps of West Africa – before it’s too late. But we can’t do it without you. Will you join us today to save western chimpanzees from extinction?

With your support, PASA member wildlife centers are working hard to end the illegal wildlife trade. You have made it possible to save Mussa and many more baby chimps from the poachers who viciously murdered their mothers. But western chimpanzee trafficking is escalating—and we can’t stop it without your help.

Join the growing movement to stop wildlife trafficking. Babies like Nana deserve to live safely in the wild. Chimpanzees in West Africa desperately need you – now more than ever before. I can't thank you enough for helping  PASA to end poaching and keep chimps safe in the forest.

Emelia still needs to be rescued!
Emelia still needs to be rescued!
Chimps are not pets!
Chimps are not pets!

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Jul 15, 2019

Stolen from his family, trapped in a filthy cage

Captain was trapped in a filthy cage for 11 years.
Captain was trapped in a filthy cage for 11 years.

Captain, a young chimp, has endured constant abuse and neglect in his short life. When he was an infant a poacher slaughtered his mother in front of his eyes, then captured and sold Captain as an illegal pet. He was alone, torn from the safety and care of his mother’s arms. Though he survived this horror, I can’t imagine he will ever forget the terror of his captivity.

The people who bought Captain put him a tiny cage and they didn’t let him out for the next 11 years. They didn’t care that he was utterly frightened and crushed by his isolation. Terrified to be alone, Captain would scream and cry.

Trapped in a small and painful cage, Captain longed for a chimpanzee family and freedom in the forest

PASA learned about Captain and contacted Parc de la Lékédi, a PASA member in Gabon. I’m so grateful that they quickly came to free him. People like you who are members of the PASA network around the world made his rescue possible.

The Long Road to Recovery

I’m happy to report that Captain is safe and receiving the medical treatment he desperately needs. But after spending 11 years in a cramped cage, it won’t be easy for him to adjust to walking, climbing trees, and even simply even being outdoors.

To recover from the brutality he endured, Captain urgently needs round the clock care and extensive medical treatment. Only you can make this possible.

Today, you can give Captain a better life.

As his physical and mental scars begin to heal, Parc de la Lékédi staff will help him learn to be a chimpanzee in sprawling forest enclosures at the sanctuary. With your help, soon he will be able to join a chimp family.

This traumatized chimpanzee needs your support to make it through the coming days and his future will be full of possibilities. I can’t thank you enough for making his rescue and recovery possible.

Rescuers rushed to save Captain.
Rescuers rushed to save Captain.
Captain is receiving expert veterinary care.
Captain is receiving expert veterinary care.

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