Zola's Recovery

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
Zola Being Held

Zola is recovering gradually from a serious respiratory infection. Thanks to the attention of his caregiver Antonette and the supervision of the veterinary team at Tchimpounga, each day Zola is getting better and better.

Antonette carries Zola with her everywhere. Just as she did with her children when they were babies, Antonette wraps Zola in a long cloth and places him on her back, this constant closeness from his adoptive mother helps the small chimpanzee maintain his body temperature, and at the same time, Antonette can have her hands free to prepare bottles as well as clean and chop Zola´s favorite fruits.



For every "Chimpanzee" Blu-ray™ Combo Pack or HD Digital purchase made through August 27, 2012, Disneynature will donate to the Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees, including those residing at the Tchimpounga sanctuary. Learn more.
JGI does not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees.  The chimpanzees interacting with a caregiver in this image are orphaned and live at the Tchimpounga sanctuary.

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