Conyngham volunteer travels to Africa to help protect great apes from poaching

When Nicole Cook, a postmaster from Conyngham, entered a school in the Nigerian village of Iko Ekperem, she wrote her name on the board, pointed at a globe to show where she came from and led the children in a pledge.

“I had them raise their hand and put a hand on their heart and swear they would never hurt a monkey,” Cook said.

Charred and de-haired chimpanzee hands.

Cages just barely big enough for a chimpanzee to stand up in are used to transport illegally caught chimpanzees around Africa and the world.

Read the full article about the volunteers from Conyngham here

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