Two female chimps, Aimi and Annie, and one male, Commando, have been just rescued and evacuated from the war-torn Central African Republic, with the financial support of the Elephant Action League (EAL), in collaboration with Peace 4 Animals.
Earlier on in 2017, some 4 chimps were tried to be rescued from the southeastern corner of the Central African Republic.
They were all victim of wildlife crime and the illegal trade in apes.
Sadly right then, the places where they were kept, Zemio and Obo, were invaded and a serious civil unrest fell over the entire area, and people fled across the river into DRC for protection. All communications were broken and there was no way to stay in contact with them since all mobile towers were destroyed.