The Five MusketeersThe Five Musketeers

Help these five colourful characters overcome their traumatic past and enjoy a brighter future at Sweetwaters

On January 31, 2005, officials at Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Nairobi intercepted a crude box with breathing holes en route to Cairo. The box contained six chimpanzees. One had died in transit. The five malnutritioned, dehydrated and traumatised live ones received treatment from Kenya Wildlife Service. Two had surgery to remove shotgun pellets.

Victoria had one lodged in her skull which had fortunately not penetrated the bone while Jane’s was lodged in her right hand. Romeo had two broken toes on his left foot which over time healed. Julia was treated for acute pneumonia and Edward one of the larger ones in the group and was also nursed back to health. All five have since found a safe home at Sweetwaters.

By adopting The Five Musketeers for a year, you will help us to give them the life they deserve. You will also help us to secure the future of all the orphans cared for at the Sanctuary.