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Please help us to raise funds to transport Martha to the Jane Goodall sanctuary “Eden” in S. Africa
May 29, 2007, 8:01 pm
Filed under: MONA-UK

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MONA is working the director of Accra zoo in Ghana to transport Martha a young female chimpanzee from Ghana to South Africa. However we desperately need funds to cover the costs of transporting Martha to her new home at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Eden sanctuary in S. Africa. These costs will cover vet costs, road transport and flights.

Martha is approx. 13 years old and she had been living in the Accra zoo in Ghana for ten years. However she was recently moved with five other chimps to Kumasi zoo because the facilities in Accra zoo were outdated. She is currently living alone in a tiny cage away from the other chimps because there is not enough room for her. She hasn’t’ handled the move very well and has become depressed and listless so we desperately want to move her in August so we need to raise funds urgently.

The JGI Chimpanzee Eden sanctuary will be a wonderful new home for her. She will be able to meet chimps of a similar age and form the friendships that she desperately needs after living without contact with another chimp for so long. The Eden sanctuary is set on the 1000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve in Mpumalanga, in the heart of South Africa and the chimp enclosures are set in semi–wild surroundings.

Please help us today and help us give Martha the new life she deserves.

Please log on to http://www.justgiving.com/MONA-UK-Martha to visit her fundraising page where you can donate quickly and easily. You can also send a cheque made payable to MONA-UK and put “Martha” on the back so we know which campaign.

Thank you for your support.




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