Gang kidnapped 3 chimpanzees and demanded ransom (video)

23 September, 2022
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Gang kidnapped 3 chimpanzees and demanded ransom (video)

A gang has devised a new way to earn with the easy weapon of abstaining. It kidnapped 3 young chimpanzees from a shelter in which they were in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, neighboring South Sudan, and is still demanding a 6-digit ransom to release the kidnapped, in the first case of kidnapping of chimpanzees in the world.


The gang sent videos proving that those who kidnapped them two weeks ago, and it was revealed only yesterday what happened to them, are still alive, and that they will behead one of the chimpanzees if they do not receive the ransom, a 5-year-old female named Monga, we see in a video presented by "Al Arabiya.net". Below, her arms bound to the wall of a room crammed with bricks, the younger of her was darting to hide from the kidnappers.

The French Franck Chantereau, founder of the Jack Primate Rehabilitation Center in Lubumbashi, where the chimpanzees were kidnapped in the dark of night from the city described as the second most important city in the country after the capital Kinshasa, drew the attention of journalists he spoke to on Thursday, to the horror felt in the video. , adding that threats also included his family, "As for paying a ransom, that would put all the monkeys in the world at greater risk than they really are," he said. The kidnapped chimps are orphans of the wildlife smuggling trade, which Chantero estimates is worth up to $23 billion a year, and the second chimpanzee in the video, two years old, was at Jack's Sanctuary for just a few weeks after being rescued from a market in remote northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to Al Arabiya.net, the American news website The Daily Beast reported that the trip to the 17-acre facility in Katanga province took 3 days on the back of a motorcycle.

Chantero also said he is unlikely to see the animals again, because buyers pay about $13,000 for a baby chimpanzee, a species that shares more than 98 percent of its DNA with humans. He stated that there are 300,000 chimpanzees left in Africa today, compared to a million at the beginning of the twentieth century


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