Monday, July 22, 2002

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FIVE AFRICAN CHIMPANZEES NOW HELD CAPTIVE AT COPENHAGEN ZOO

Monkey business
22. juli 2002

Five West African chimpanzees have apparently bypassed harsh immigration restrictions and been granted 'asylum' at Copenhagen Zoo. The five were rescued due to a Dutch ban on AIDS research using chimps, and are now free to swing from tree to tree in the city zoo where they will hopefully reproduce and re-establish what is becoming a dying species. According to a zoo spokesman, there are only 10-20,000 West African chimpanzees left, and they are currently being slaughtered at an alarming rate.