Capturing onboard footage from a chimpanzee was the first thing we attempted for the series, so when I arrived in Cameroon in West Africa armed with eight Go Pros and a briefcase full of screws, Velcro and Gorilla Glue I didn’t really comprehend the full scale of what we were trying to achieve yet.
In September 2008, Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue lost one of its matriarchs, beloved Dorothy. She was adopted mother to Bouboule, who has grown from a scared, lost orphan into a large, confident adult. Dorothy left behind her adopted son, her best friend Nama, her loving adopted family, and her devoted human caregivers. To this day, she is deeply missed!