Saturday, January 31, 2009
Tia's baby Aimee taken by hunters
I am currently in Senegal but about to return to the U.S., after having dealt with a problem that Johnny Dondo Kante called me about this past Saturday. An infant had been taken by hunters, and he thought she was probably from the Fongoli chimp community. He was right, and I flew to Senegal on Monday, arriving in Kedougou on Tuesday. For now, the ending is a happy one - we reunited Aimee with Tia. Tia is still not 100% though, due to wounds she received from the hunters' dogs. This National Geographic Society blog gives more detail about the story, and I'll keep you updated on it as well, when I return to the U.S.