ELIZABETH: SWEET LITTLE GIRL
Elizabeth arrived to LCRP from Sapo National Park headquarters. She was confiscated by a ranger who was unable to arrest her captors but managed to take her from them before they escaped. Elizabeth arrived at approximately eight months old and was immediately adored by all! She has the most lovable personality and stunning eyes that just grab you!
Elizabeth is a shy little girl and doesn’t take to many humans but is absolutely bonded with her caregivers! She is currently in a little group with Maya and Mac with whom she plays and climbs every day! Elizabeth will move WITH her pals Maya and Mac to the Little Bassa forest when she is ready where she will meet many other LCRP chimpanzee family members we know will love her too!
When new chimpanzees arrive they are physically and emotionally traumatized. Our veterinary director does a full health check and treats them as needed. Some little ones arrive with broken limbs and shrapnel, and often have deep cuts due to ropes and chains that were used to restrict them while they were held captive. They are also given around the clock TLC, as nurturing and unconditional love is the most important part of their recovery. Feeding the chimps is a challenge. In the wild, chimpanzees eat over 200 different types of food! At LCRP, while we can’t replicate their diet exactly, we work hard to provide the chimps with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. Little ones receive baby cereal multiple times a day and all the chimps get morning and evening cereal to ensure the get daily boosts of all the right vitamins and minerals.