Bella and Bo’s Journey
Bo’s family was brutally slaughtered for the bushmeat trade. Too small to be sold for meat herself, poachers planned to illegally sell Bo as a pet. Law enforcement in Guinea-Bissau was able to rescue her just in time, but there was no nearby chimpanzee sanctuary where she could go. Instead, Bo was left in the national park office all by herself.
Soon after finding Bo, officials found Bella – another tiny orphan who had witnessed her family’s death. Alone and confused, Bella was taken to the same park office and tied to a tree, unable to move comfortably.
Bo and Bella lived like this for over a year.
When the PASA Alliance learned about Bo and Bella, they jumped into action to orchestrate the rescue of these two desperate chimpanzees. After months of planning, Bo and Bella were finally brought to their new home at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya. No longer alone, Bo and Bella are free to live the lives all primates deserve – happy, healthy, and full of possibilities.