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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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Lottie’s baby has been named!

Lottie’s baby has been named!

We are glad to announce that Jenna Miles has won the ebay auction “name a baby chimpanzee”. She has chosen to name this very special little lady: Maybelle. Lottie was released in June 2008. She gave birth to this beautiful baby girl last March (read here). Thank you all for bidding and if you have missed your chance, you can always sponsor our work by buying one of excellent gifts or adopt a chimpanzee. Please visit our shop or the…

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6 days left to name Lottie’s daughter !

6 days left to name Lottie’s daughter !

Here is a recent photo of the released chimps where you can see on the right Lottie and her beautiful daughter, and on the left her best friend Mama (and a glimpse of Mama’s baby). Would you like to have the privilege to name Lottie’s daughter and therefore help us to keep on monitoring and protecting the group of released chimpanzees? If so, please, go and make a bid on this link, where you could read Lottie’s story as well!…

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Help us buy a new boat

Help us buy a new boat

We are in urgent need of a new boat for transporting food and supplies from our base camp in the Parc National du Haut Niger (Guinea) to the release camp, which is more than an hour away by boat.  The new boat would also be used to monitor the chimpanzees who have been released on the other side of the Niger River.  Our old boat has given us five great years of dutifully chugging up and down the Niger River around…

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Celebrating five years of freedom!

Celebrating five years of freedom!

We have decided to celebrate with you the 5th anniversary of the release done by the CCC at the end of June 2008. This day was the consecration of all the hard work started in 2000 by Estelle Raballand, the CCC director, and all her team. It was the achievement of 8 years of preparation, made of exploration for a release site, preparation of the chimps, fundraisings, preparation of the release site and the team, a journey into the unknown…

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Baby boom in the released group!

Baby boom in the released group!

We are very pleased and very happy to announce that Lottie, 24 years old, is the happy mum of a beautiful daughter, born yesterday afternoon! Lottie and her daughter are doing well! Lottie was released almost 5 years ago with her first son Andrew, born in 2000 at the CCC. Andrew left the released group in November 2008 and was seen in July 2009 with 2 other released chimpanzees. Lottie got a second son, Jackson (on the photo, taken in…

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