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Mike Shanahan's Blog – February 2013 Archive (1)

King Bruno: A chimpanzee’s tale of tragedy and hope

On 23 April 2006, Issa Kanu died like no man should. His death was a tragic accident, but it had a root in rainforest politics.

Issa Kanu died because chimpanzees escaped from a sanctuary in Sierra Leone. The chimps needed that sanctuary because people had killed their parents and captured the youngsters to sell as pets. Poverty had propelled these people to hunt chimpanzees and widespread logging made it harder for the chimps to hide. Try explaining that to a child.…

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Added by Mike Shanahan on February 4, 2013 at 13:01 — No Comments

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