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Thanks again to Brigitte Bardot Foundation!

Thanks again to Brigitte Bardot Foundation!

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the Brigitte Bardot Foundation for their support in 2015, they have been by our side for many years now. Their support is absolutly crucial as the CCC received 5 chimpanzees in one year. The Foundation awarded the CCC one grant to support the chimpanzees’ care, which will help us to buy them food and milk for the youngest ones. Thank you for the constant and continued support! For more information on the Brigitte Bardot…

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University of Kent raise funds for our Ebola appeal

University of Kent raise funds for our Ebola appeal

On the 12th of December, the students and staff of the School of Anthropology and Conservation of Kent University in England, organized a fundraising for the Ebola appeal launched to help the Chimpanzee Conservation Center in Guinea. This day is traditionally a “Christmas Jumper Competition Day”, so each participant had to donate at least £2 to compete. The students and staff collected an amazing 215£ (275€ ) which were donated to Projet Primates France, the French NGO in charge of…

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Thank you Brigitte Bardot Foundation!

Thank you Brigitte Bardot Foundation!

We would like to gratefully acknowledge the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, one of the CCC’s longtime supporters. They have stuck with us through thick and thin, and their support has been crucial as the CCC has taken in more chimpanzees over the years. The Foundation awarded the CCC two grants this year to support the chimpanzees’ care and to help repair and improve the chimpanzees’ enclosures. Thank you for the constant and continued support! For more information on the Brigitte Bardot Foundation,…

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A storm hit the CCC

A storm hit the CCC

Last week, we were close to a major disaster: a kapok tree fell on the teenagers’ fence during a very violent storm. Luckily enough, this happened at night when all the chimps were safe inside their cage. Damages are only material ones. But they are important… The base of this tree was severely damaged in January 2009, when a huge bush fire devastated  CCC. Miraculously, nobody was injured, neither the CCC team nor the chimps. But the fire burnt the base…

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Thank you for your support to help us build new roofs for the chimps!

Thank you for your support to help us build new roofs for the chimps!

Thanks to your generosity, we were able to purchase the remaining materials to finish the roof of the teenagers’ and juveniles’ cages. We will finish the one for the adult group in the coming days. You can read our appeal here. We sincerely thank all the generous donors who responded so quickly to our appeal! Thanks to you, the chimpanzees will be well protected during the next rainy season!

Habou is doing well!

Habou is doing well!

Habou, the lowest ranking male of the teenagers group, had a growth on the side of his nose in December that worried us a lot. We treated him for a dental abscess for almost a month. He finished his treatment 10 days ago and the growth has almost completely disappeared. We will keep you posted but for now he is back to his old self (mischievous with staff but lover boy with female chimps especially with Veve who loves him!).

Help us to give a roof to the chimpanzees!

Help us to give a roof to the chimpanzees!

Thanks to the Guinean government, we are renovating all the chimpanzees cages’ roofs. The metal framework is almost completely welded on the cages. We now have to buy the tin-roofs to cover it and finish all the renovation before the beginning of the rainy season, but we are lacking the necessary funds. Help us to finish the work before June! We need $500… Thank you! You can make a donation here

A tribute to our friend Geza Teleki

A tribute to our friend Geza Teleki

We are deeply sadden to relay the news of Dr. Geza Teleki passing on January 7th in Hungary after a long illness. Dr Teleki was a close friend of the CCC director, Estelle Raballand. He was one of the first to trust her in 1999 when she became the director of the CCC. He presented her to his contacts and helped her raise the first grants. He also acted as Project Primate, Inc. treasurer for many years. Our thoughts are…

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A brief scare

A brief scare

Albert, 20 years old, is the dominant male of the released group. He scared us at the beginning of the week when his collar sent a mortality signal. These signals as well as the GPS points are transmitted to a satellite by the Argos platform of his collar. All these information are processed and we can retrieve the GPS points on a web site that we check every day. The next day all was fine so we believe that it…

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Habou has a toothache?

Habou has a toothache?

Habou is a young male of about 10 years old. He is the lowest ranking of the teenager’s group. At the beginning of December, a growth appeared on the side of his nose. It was growing fast. We have started an antibiotic treatment on suspicion of a dental abscess. The growth has gone down a lot but has not completely disappeared. We have received the next batch of pictures and it seems that the treatment is  working since the bump…

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