Billie Jean - arrival

New arrival from Equatorial Guinea

Billie Jean, an adult female chimp has been getting used to a new life in Cameroon, after spending more than 8 years as an abused pet in neighbouring Equatorial Guinea. As a baby she was taught to drink and smoke to entertain restaurant customers, then sold on to another owner who set her loose to fend for herself when she grew too big to handle.


These pictures tell the story of her arrival at Ape Action Africa - visit our October 2009  news page to find out more. 


Photos courtesy of Ian Bickerstaff

Helping Endangered Primates in Cameroon