Falero

Falero

Like many of the chimps at Tchimpounga, Falero had probably witnessed his mother’s death when he was just a baby. He was later found locked in a cage by authorities who brought him to the sanctuary. His caregiver, Chantel, was always with him offering comfort and protection. Eventually, Falero became accustomed to his new surroundings. When he was ready, the staff placed Falero with Lounama, a female chimpanzee that suffers from a heart condition. Today, the two chimps are inseparable, spending countless hours perched atop their jungle gym, grooming each other or having a good cuddle.

 

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Photo credits: Fernando Turmo