Chimpanzee Pünktchen


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Most of the ex-lab chimpanzees were stolen from the jungle as baby apes and had to watch their families being killed. Once in Austria, they were kept in an experimental laboratory for 30 years, without contact with conspecifics in a very small space. Animal experiments on apes have been banned in Austria since 1997, and since then the chimpanzees have been reclaiming their lives. Their management and care was handed over to the Safari Park in Gänserndorf, which finally went bankrupt in 2004. Since then, their fate was uncertain. In 2009, they were taken over by Gut Aiderbichl from a bankruptcy estate and have been under our protection ever since. Pünktchen is our artist. She can occupy herself for hours with the design of her sleeping place, is a talented weaver and decorates the grid wall with various materials that seem suitable to her. It's a very unique way of combating her traumatisation. And with success. Pünktchen has learned to laugh heartily and loves to romp around the living room with Clyde while doing so. She tries to win Gabi's and Ingrid's affection and is very active in grooming. She takes great care to enjoy moments of togetherness with Clyde.

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