P.O. Box 2743, Portland
OR 97208
info@sanaga-yong.org
971-544-7772

Akiba

Akiba

Est. Birth October 2003

  • Akiba

    Akiba

  • Akiba

    Akiba

  • Akiba

    Akiba

  • Akiba

    Akiba

Akiba was brought to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center in March 2004, when she was five months old, by a former employee who said he took her from a hunter in a nearby village. A poacher had killed Akiba’s mother and stolen her from the forest just days earlier. When she arrived at the sanctuary she was dehydrated and so weak that she could hold her head up and her eyes open for only a few seconds at a time. However, unlike other infants rescued by Sanaga-Yong, Akiba needed no coaxing to take her milk formula. She immediately accepted a baby bottle, like she had been drinking baby milk formula from a manmade bottle all of her life. By the end of the first day, she was stronger and more alert.

Today, as a beautiful young adult, Akiba lives in a social group of twelve chimpanzees within an enclosure complex that includes 7.5 acres of forest. Akiba means “thank you” in one of the local dialects in Cameroon.

Contact

Email: info@sanaga-yong.org
Phone: 971-544-7772
Address: P.O. Box 2743, Portland OR 97208

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