Baby walks, for the first time in decades, the father was shocked as he looks at his feet. It’S a tragedy to behold, animals suffering in the hands of humans who are supposed to care for them. Fortunately, not all humans treat animals this way and there are organizations created to cater to the needs of these maltreated animals.
The monkey looks out from the dark his emaciated dirty hands clutching onto the rested wire, which has kept him trapped in this tiny hole for a quarter of a century. This tiny damp hole has been his home ever since he was captured in 1991 and turned into a family pet, a spectacle for the neighbors to enjoy in this slum in downtown bangkok, thailand.
For the past 10 years, a small wire cage was kai’s now only home, with no space to jump or climb. The macaque often sat huddled in a corner to pass the time he had likely been someone’s pet before being abandoned at a temple in riyang province. Thailand, a common backstory for the over 100 caged animals, also living there day after day passersby, would toss garbage food scraps or even alcohol into kai now’s cage. He was so lonely and weak, but no one cared earlier this month that all came to an end rescuers with wildlife, friends foundation. Thailand wfft arrived to check on him and plan the upcoming rescue of all the animals on the property and were met with such a bittersweet sight.
Tom taylor project director for wfft approached kai now’s cage to find the monkey crouched into a ball and hiding his face. Taylor slowly walked closer and kai. Now reached his tiny hand in between the cage bars towards him. Taylor put his hand up to the cage and kai now gripped onto taylor’s finger with his tiny hand. He was so desperate for company and now someone finally cared taylor.
Comforted kai now standing there for a few minutes to talk to him and give him a much needed drink of water shortly after kai now was on the way to his new home at wftt. Sanctuary. Kai now is a gentle soul. Taylor told the dodo. He wanted.
Nothing more than to groom me or hold me for comfort after being at the temple for so long. Kai now is weak and underweight he’s, also showing signs of possible behavioral issues due to being locked away without seeing other monkeys for so long. Macaques are highly social monkeys and tactile. Communication is a vital part of their societies. Grooming playing hugging.
They need social interaction with their own species. Taylor explained there are numerous benefits of social grooming, including improved hygiene. The release of endorphins and the reduction of stress having no one to lean on, has taken a toll on kai now, and it will take time until he’s fully healthy and ready to be introduced. To other macaques until then he’s in a large quarantine enclosure at the sanctuary, with plenty of room to climb and jump he’s, also indulging in some delicious fruit, most likely for the first time in years. Life has been unbearably lonely for kai now until this point, but it’s clear he’s more than ready to give humans a second chance.
It never ceases to amaze that animals such as kai now can still have some level of trust in humans. After seeing what we’ve done to them, taylor said this wasn’t the first time for animals suffering with actions like that. It’S been more than two decades since poco the chimpanzee was rescued, but anyone who visits sweetwater’s, chimpanzee sanctuary where poco now lives is reminded of where he came from poco spent nine horribly long years, locked inside a tiny cage which is now displayed on the sanctuary grounds. Poco’S cage used to be suspended from a shop roof in bujumbura burandi. He was kept there to attract customers who would buy bananas and other snacks to feed him.
While no one really knows how the shop owner got poco in the first place, rescuers believe he was stolen from the wild when he was three years old. Poco was never let out of his metal prison, which forced him to live standing in an upright position. Not only would this have been uncomfortable, but it’s unnatural for a chimp to stand like this. Poco was also exposed to the sun and wind and rain in the early 1990s things. Finally, changed for poco authorities managed to confiscate him from the shop owners and transferred him to a rescue center run by jane goodall institute jgi in burundi.
After spending two years being rehabilitated at the jgi center, civil war broke out in burundi and poco was transferred to the sweetwater’s chimpanzee sanctuary in kenya, which is run by old pajetta conservancy poco’s time at the jgi rescue center had helped him to move forward, but he Still had a lot of emotional healing left to do when he arrived at sweet waters when he got to old pajetta, it was emotional to see him still traumatized by hearing human voices.
Roxanne mungei communications and marketing administrator for old pajeta, conservancy told the dodo, but with time poco blossomed into a happy healthy chimp. He loved the space and freedom to move around the sanctuary and he enjoyed meeting the other rescued chimps. He was introduced to a healthy population of chimpanzees, who he observed and interacted with and learned to behave like a chimpanzee mangai said. It was amazing that, despite his tough nine years in the cage, he was relatively healthy enough to be rehabilitated.
He enjoys fishing for honey and other treats at the enrichment structures put up by the sweetwater’s chimpanzee sanctuary. Mungai added he’s good friends with one of our older chimpanzees called max. Poco still stands in an upright position, which is how he stood at his cage, and this is how visitors identify poco from the other 36 chimps living at the sanctuary. Poco is always a favorite among our visitors and is identified by his unique ability to stand on his hind legs said manjai, adding that poco often stands this way to show off. He really likes people and will strut or throw sticks, to get the attention of visitors.
A spokesperson for old pagetta conservancy wrote on facebook. Poco is one of our more gentle chimpanzees and his bipedal swagger ensures he stands out from the crowd while poco was lucky to be rescued. Wild chimps continue to face numerous threats. People are rapidly destroying the forest in which they live and poaching them for their meat. Wild chimps are also captured in seoul into the entertainment industry or as pets.
The sanctuary keeps poco’s cage out on display to this day to help spread awareness about the issues wild chimps face. They visitors, get emotional hearing about his story and how he overcame being enslaved. Mangai said we can only say he was strong and lucky. We should refuse this cruel action by words or by actions. Bbc viewers were shown heartbreaking images of gibbons and tiny cages.
On last night’s episode of primates, the six-part wildlife documentary series shown a light on the issue of wild gibbons and other monkeys being kept in captivity or sold as pets. The segment focused on the situation in malaysia, where the capture of infant gibbons is decimating the wild population. It’S estimated that for every baby, gibbon that is taken 10 die. Many gibbons are traded via social media and grabs shown by the bbc revealed how they are marketed through dedicated groups. The distressing images struck a chord with viewers who praised the bbc for not shying away from the topic.
One tweeted really impressed with hashtag primates, not shying away from showing some of the conservation threats facing primates, found the final segment on the effects of the primate pet trade, particularly impressive, and an important exposure of why hashtag primates are not pets. Another posted so happy hashtag primates is taking the time to raise awareness of the primate pet trade. Primates are not in any sense of the word pets. It’S a hugely demanding trade to not just the individual, but also to the species as a whole. A third wrote: i can’t explain how happy it makes me that the issue of pet trade through social media is being highlighted.
Thank you at bbc earth for showing people how dangerously simply liking a photo or video of facebook can be hashtag primates cameras heard from conservationist mariani bam, ramley of the founder of gibbon protection society, malaysia, which works to rescue and rehabilitate gibbons sold as pets as well As prosecute offenders, infant gibbons form a close bond with their primary care, whether that is their parent or a human which makes them vulnerable.
However, by the time the gibbon is a year old, it is increasingly independent and can become destructive if kept indoors without enough stimulation. In space as a result, these gibbons are often abandoned and left to fend for themselves, despite having no experience of living in the wild bam and her team worked to reintroduce the gibbons to the wild. Some people dare to do that. A baby chimp should be wrapped in her mother’s arms, not confined to a cage too small for her to stand up straight.
Unfortunately, that’s where rescuers from the center d rehabilitation des primates de la weiro or luero primates, a wildlife rehabilitation group from the dominican republic of congo, drc found a baby chimp. They later named dio kalimi. She came physically and psychologically very affected. Atteso velez del girgo of loiro primates, told the dodo. The poachers need to kill the mom in order to take the baby, as they are 24 hours attached to their moms.
Usually other members of the family are killed too. They eat the adults and then they try to sell the babies. The story of dio is sadly the story of a lot of orphaned babies in africa. There is a strong pet trade to china and middle east. You can even buy them on the internet.
Thanks to the community, this case was denounced to the environmental services and dio’s care was delegated to the ngo wsc wildlife conservation society, the only ngo who works in the area. They contacted us immediately to arrange the transport she came in a car around 500 kilometers in bad road conditions in the small cage you’ve seen in the pictures, dee was now able to play with four other babies: pinga aisha, kamiyabili and garamba. All victims of poaching dio is now doing better. She took a long time to recover physically and she’ll still need some time for her psychological recovery. The spokesperson said: she’s a sweet girl, very calm.
She misses her mom like crazy and, in consequence, she’s very attached to the keepers when she sleeps she tries to suck or nurse as she would do with her mom dio is now with another four babies also victims of poachers valdez dell burgo said, of course nothing Can replace a mother’s love for a baby chimpanzee, but having other babies from similar situations is an important part of the healing process.
Together they give each other part of the bond they lost when they were taken from their mothers. If the rehabilitation program is successful, dio pinga and the other orphans will be able to return to the wild where they belong. If they cannot be released, luero will be their home for as long as they need. In addition, after what they have been through, these chimps deserve all the help they can get.
Fortunately, these baby chimps have each other to play with love and help grow as they prepare for life back in the wild. We wish that all suffering finished one day, thanks for reading.