Tiki is a joyful and mischievous young chimp, which amazes me when I consider the condition he was in when Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, a PASA member in Cameroon, found him.
Little Tiki was held illegally as a pet in the biggest city in Cameroon. For most of his life, this baby chimp was starving and abused.
I’m so grateful that with the help of local authorities, Sanaga-Yong staff were able to rescue him and bring him to their sanctuary. Under their care, Tiki will never starve again. I was so happy to hear that Tiki’s zest for life and forest exploration soon began to shine.
Before his fall, Tiki was learning all about life in the forest. His dedicated caregiver puts a colorful blanket on the forest floor which butterflies are drawn to. Tiki loves to chase them, diving into them and laughing out loud as they flutter away.
Photo Credit: Sean Brogan Tiki explores with his caregiver.