We have some sad news to share: Balo, the daughter of Loundane, the wild female, died last week from a flu epidemic which has affected nearly all the chimpanzees over the past week. She was 3 years old. This reminds us of the fragility of life in the bush…The team on site has been doing their best to control this epidemic.
Shelley, Ced, Dan, Kindy and Veve did worry us for a moment, but they are better now. Kumba is under preventative treatment. All the chimpanzees at the center are being given multivitamins to reinforce their immune system and are being carefully monitored. Lets hope this epidemic ends soon.