Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International


Posted: 8 January 2010. Updated: 14 July 2014


Toto the chimpanzee, was reunited with his own kind at the Chimfunshi sanctuary in Zambia, being a protective uncle to a family of young rescued chimps until he died peacefully in his sleep in July 2014.

Read our special tribute to Toto

Toto was snatched from his wild family as a baby, imported to the USA, then sold with four chimps to a circus in South America. The other chimps died leaving Toto alone, living in a packing crate, forced to drink coffee and smoke cigarettes for over 20 years - that’s how ADI found him in Chile. We rescued him and took him to Zambia.

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