Managing an outbreak

On her second trip to Ape Action Africa in 2016, Dr. Stephanie Brien was faced with the immense challenges of dealing with an extremely rare outbreak of monkeypox in one of our chimp groups. Read more

Everything I had hoped for

On Jenny Brown's first of many trips to the forest in 2011, orphan Ayisha almost lost her fight for life. Seeing her recover and begin to thrive in a family of chimps was everything Jenny had hoped for. Read more

The Chimp who Arrived on a Plane

In 2009 Billie Jean found safety at Ape Action Africa after spending more than 8 years as an abused pet in neighbouring Equatorial Guinea. Read more

Memories to Last a Lifetime

In 2005 our fabulous volunteer and friend Susan Eberth took the first of many trips to Cameroon. Read her memories of cleaning, caring and cutting afromomum! Read more

Gorillas in a box - Nyume and Mvie

2003 saw the rescue of 2 terrified 1-year-old gorillas, Nyume and Mvie. They clung together as babies and their strong bond has lasted into adulthood. Read more

It all started with a month in Cameroon!

In 2002 Caroline McLaney volunteered for a month in Cameroon to set up accounting systems for us. Nearly 20 years later the project is still a huge part of her life! Read more