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.
Captain is receiving expert veterinary care.