Chimpanzees Leave Almere for New AAP-Home in Spain
The chimps, belonging to 'Donkey's group', have lived at AAP's rescue
centre in Almere,
The ten chimps that make up Donkey's group will be the first to call
Primadomus their home. Donkey, Bob, Achille, Patrick, Anna, Babsie, Peggy,
Wilma, Prudence and Sita all share a troubled past. Donkey for instance spent
years on a Portuguese car graveyard, tied to a short chain, while Prudence
was kept in a dark cellar in
Primadomus is situated a couple of miles south of Villena. Its location
is perfectly suited to the needs of primates. The majority of the terrain
will remain intact and serve as an official nature reserve. With the opening
of Primadomus, AAP aims to increase its support to government institutions
The past months have been spent preparing the transportation of Donkey' group. The animals have met their future Spanish caretaker, and the in- and outdoor enclosures have been finished and enriched. Veterinaries and behavioural experts are now preparing the chimpanzees for their departure.
AAP will officially say goodbye to Donkey's group on
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Note to Editors:
The official opening of Primadomus will take place on
SOURCE AAP Foundation
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