Celebrations and struggles

2021 marks our Silver Jubilee - 25 years of rescuing and rehabilitating Cameroon's endangered gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys. We're very proud of the many lives that we've saved in that time, and reaching our 25th anniversary is something that we're determined to celebrate.

But 2021 is also proving to be the most challenging year in our history and, with our financial reserves almost drained, we will very soon be struggling to feed and care for the primates who've found safety in our sanctuary. On average, it costs £1,053 a year to care for each individual. And with over 280 rescued apes and monkeys in our forest, your compassion and support are more important than ever before. 

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It's not over yet

The coronavirus crisis continues to have a massive impact on our finances. We're closed to visitors and volunteers, funding from grants is increasingly difficult to source, some of our major donors can simply no longer provide their support, and we know that many of you, our Ape Action Africa allies, are also still feeling the effects of the pandemic.

Our financial resources are drying up quickly, but we have to find a way to keep providing for our apes and monkeys in 2021. Our orphans need your help.

Keep them safe in 2021

You can make a difference.

There are so many ways that you can help! Whether you donate, adopt, fundraise, buy an Ape Action Africa product or spread the word about our work, you can make this A Year To Remember by taking action to protect our endangered primates - all 285 of them!

Become a monthly donor

Your steady support helps provide us with some security, and just £3 a month can provide milk for a baby chimpanzee for a day.

Give a regular gift

Give a one-off donation.

No amount is too small, and every act of kindness impacts the ground in Cameroon. Giving £25 in honour of our 25th anniversary can feed a silverback for 5 days.

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Adopt an ape

Receive a photograph of your adopted ape, a biography, a certificate of adoption and an annual update for just £30 a year and make a difference to an individual gorilla or chimpanzee by adopting one of our orphans. And if you opt for our Silver Jubilee special silverback adoption pack for £40, you'll also receive Nkan Daniel's life-size hand and footprints.

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Whether you set up a birthday fundraiser, host an online quiz night, or run 100K for AAA, you can have a huge impact on the lives of our orphaned primates by fundraising. Raise £150, and you can feed a gorilla for a month!


Spread the word

Share our social media posts and newsletters, or become an Ape Action Africa Advocate and share your passion for primates with your family, friends and colleagues. The more people we reach, the more we'll raise, and you can make that happen without spending any money at all.

Become an Advocate

Other ways to help

Look out for our 25th-anniversary specials throughout the year, like our range of Silver Jubilee t-shirts and bags. You can visit our Other Ways to Give page for more information.

Whatever you decide to do, heartfelt thanks from everyone at Ape Action Africa for taking action to keep our orphaned gorillas, chimpanzees and monkeys safe in 2021 and for helping to make this A Year To Remember for all the right reasons. We are incredibly grateful for every single act of compassion and generosity. Thank you.

As of 30th June, 92 of our orphans are safe for 2021.

193 still need your help.

Please give what you can