The Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage looks after chimpanzees that have lost their families – usually to poachers. The compound is spacious. The wooded preserve in northern Zambia resembles the chimpanzees' original habitat over the border in Congo.
Poaching and disappearing habitat are threatening chimpanzees with extinction. But a sanctuary in Zambia is giving orphaned and injured chimps a second chance at life.
A loss of habitat, taste for bush meat and desire for exotic pets has led chimpanzees to the brink of extinction. In late 1980s, enthusiasts opened a sanctuary for orphaned apes in northwest Zambia.
This week, we visit an organic farmer doing battle with crows, find a use for invasive water hyacinth, ask if sharing is sustainable and check out a portable solar alternative to smelly generators.
This week, we find out how tree stumps can slow desertification, go in search of WWII bombs off the coast of Germany, visit orphaned chimps in Zambia and ask how eco-friendly Christmas trees can be.
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