A Labor of Love: Chimpanzee Rehabilitation in Guinea

Getty Images photographer Dan Kitwood spent time last year visiting the Chimpanzee Conservation Center (CCC) in the Haut Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa. Kitwood describes the 6,000-square-kilometer facility as a sanctuary and rehabilitation center for rescued orphaned chimpanzees. The chimpanzees receive care and attention from keepers during a rehabilitation period that may take as long as 10 years, with the ultimate goal being self-sufficiency and a release back into the wild. At the time of Kitwood’s visit, the CCC was looking after 50 Western Chimpanzees.

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