In the spirit of World Wildlife Day (3 March) I thought I’d share some photos I took 5 years ago when I did an editorial assignment on Chimp Eden. Chimp Eden is a sanctuary in South Africa for chimps that suffered unbelievable abuse at the hands of human beings. There was a very successful and internationally renowned TV series Escape to Chimp Eden on Animal Planet based on the work done at this sanctuary.
We are massive animal lovers and huge fans of Eugene Cussons – he was in charge of the rescue missions with support of his amazing team. We were granted permission to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal (well as close as we could whilst being safe). We even adopted little Mowgli after the shoot on the day!
You can read more about the sanctuary and how to make a difference here http://www.chimpeden.com/
We kick it off with Mowgli, he’s the chimp we adopted! Such a cutie pie!
It was a dream come true to be standing next to this man!! Eugene Cussons, the man with the heart of gold!