Abused chimp to find new home
A 25-year-old chimpanzee, forced to smoke cigarettes and drink tea in a Chilean circus, is starting a new life back in Africa. Toto the chimp will be flown 7000 miles to Chimfunshi Orphanage for abused animals in Zambia after he was rescued by animal welfare group, Animal Defenders International.
“Toto was stolen from the wild as a baby and was forced to smoke cigarettes and drink tea to entertain visitors for more than 20 years,” Christabel Mutuna of DHL Express-Zambia, which is paying for Toto’s transportation, said Wednesday. —Reuters