CHIMP AMPUTEES

More animals are hurt in Africa by snares than shot by poachers. Millions of primitive wire traps will continue to maim wildlife for decades, unless they are disarmed. That’s the job of Uganda’s Snare Removal team who must search and destroy Kibale Park’s 15,000 active snares. Although bush meat hunters are after smaller game they often cripple chimpanzees like Max, now a double amputee missing both legs below the knee. Watch a preview of Max’s story of survival.

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