On January 31, 2005, officials at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi intercepted a crude box with breathing holes en route from Cairo. The box contained six chimpanzees. One had sadly died in transit. The five that survived were malnutritioned, dehydrated and traumatised. They received treatment from Kenya Wildlife Service. Two had surgeries to remove shotgun pellets. Jane's bullet was lodged in her right hand. Romeo had two broken toes on his left foot which over time healed. Julia was treated for acute pneumonia and Edward one of the larger ones in the group was also nursed back to health.
One of them, Victoria, sadly died of pneumonia in 2017, but Edward, Jane, Julia and Romeo have now put the past behind them, and are thriving.
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