P.O. Box 2743, Portland
OR 97208

Mintak

Mintak

Est. Birth June 2003

Mintak came from southeast Cameroon, where the Baka people, or pigmies, live. He is from the very dense tropical forest where there are still signicant populations of gorillas and chimpanzees, but where the hunting pressure is increasing constantly. He was relinquished to a Peace Corps volunteer in January 2005, within days of when his mother was killed, and he was taken to the Sanaga-Yong Center shortly thereafter. When he arrived, Mintak was sad and still very stressed about being captive. Unfortunately, he could not have survived in the forest without his mother.

Mintak lived with babies Tic and Johnny for a couple of years before other younger babies were added to their group. They all grew to adulthood together. Today, beautiful Mintak is the alpha male of a social group of 12 chimpanzees, who share an enclosure complex that includes 7.5 acres of forest.

  • Mintak

    Mintak

  • Mintak

    Mintak

  • Mintak

    Mintak

  • Mintak

    Mintak

Contact

Email: sychimprescue@gmail.com
Phone: 971-544-7772
Address: P.O. Box 2743, Portland OR 97208

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