was rescued from a mining
company in the north
of Sierra Leone. While
he is very young, he
has suffered terribly.
He is blind in one eye
and is extremely fragile.
Peewee is currently
in quarantine awaiting
his introduction to
the infant group.
Communication: because chimps live in complex family
groups, they use a wide range of auditory, visual
and tactile signals adapted both for distant and close
communication. Chimpanzees have been called the noisiest
of all African animals! With loud calls, they can
wander far within their territory and still stay in
contact with community members.