Baby Chimpanzee seized by Nigeria Special Wildlife Office

On June 1, 2023, the Nigeria Special Wildlife Office (NSWO) acted on intelligence developed by the team that resulted in the arrest of 3 suspects who were offering a baby chimpanzee and one live African civet cat for sale. The baby chimpanzee and civet cat were examined by a veterinarian and taken to the Liberia Chimapnzee Rescue organization for care. One of the suspects arrested was a known wildlife trafficker who had been previously involved in the sale of other live animals.

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