January 22, 2022

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Human-raised chimp sent to Kenya to learn how to live with other apes beaten to death by fellow …

A chimpanzee that had been raised by humans died last week after it was killed by other chimpanzees in a sanctuary in Kenya where it was being slowly integrated.

On 17 December the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya announced in a statement on Facebook that the female chimpanzee named Baran, 4, had died just months after it was brought to the sanctuary to be integrated with other chimpanzees.

It was decided that she would be nursed by the veterinarians until she was healthy and her parents could take her back, reported The Daily Beast.

When Baran’s health improved, she was taken to her parents who rejected her again because they had been separated for too long.

Veterinarians decided that since introducing her to her own troop was no longer an option, Baran was directed to the Kenyan chimp sanctuary which has specialists with extensive experience in reintroducing chimps into family groups.

The sanctuary said that over the years it had integrated 22 chimpanzees successfully with other chimpanzees.

“We take this situation very seriously and shall ensure procedures and protocols are further strengthened,” it said.

Original News : https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/kenya-sanctuary-chimpanzee-beaten-death-b1981878.html

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