SAVED! Ronaldo the Pig is NOT a Wedding Feast!

by Karin Cereghino

  The little pig was on his way to a wedding feast in the West Region of Cameroon, Africa, kept alive only so his meat wouldn’t spoil in the hot equatorial sun. Carried upside down with his front and back legs tied together around a sturdy wooden pole, he had already endured several hours, and […]


IDA Slams Plans to Ship 100 Wild African Elephants to Chinese Zoos

by Fleur Dawes

IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS SLAMS PLANS TO SHIP 100 WILD AFRICAN ELEPHANTS TO CHINA Contact: Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.,, 805-836-0496 San Rafael, California (September 29, 2016) – In Defense of Animals has blasted Zimbabwe’s plans to sell live baby elephants to China, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The national parks authority has already captured 40 […]


Mado Gives Jacky a Grooming!

by Karin Cereghino

  Here’s a lovely video of sweet elder Jacky being groomed by adult female Mado as they relax after a snack near their satellite cage before going back into the forest. Jacky, over 50 years old now, was among the first 3 chimpanzees rescued by In Defense of Animals – Africa and brought to Sanaga-Yong […]


Elephant Numbers Crash

by Toni Frohoff, PhD.

The results of the first ever continent-wide census on African elephant populations are in, and the numbers are alarming. Almost 30% of the Savannah elephant population was decimated in only seven years.  Now a new study has revealed that African forest elephants may become extinct sooner than previously believed; since 2002, the population has crashed by […]


Being the Center of Attention is Great!

by Karin Cereghino

  Nine-year-old Njabeya enjoys grooming by young adult females Niete (left) and Lucy (right). To date, Njabeya is the only chimpanzee ever born at In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in Cameroon. Her birth in 2007 was the result of a contraception failure, but her name means “the gift” in one of the local […]


His Body was Riddled with Shotgun Pellets

by Karin Cereghino

Now Gabby  Protects the Weak At In Defense of Animals-Africa’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue seventeen-year-old Gabby enjoys his 2:00 pm snack of a rice and bean ball. The chimpanzee residents of the sanctuary have four meals prepared for them daily to include breakfast, dinner, a morning and an afternoon snack. Rice and bean balls are a […]


Veterinary Visit for Chimpanzee Emma

by IDA Africa

  Emma was rescued by IDA Africa and brought to our Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue in the spring of 2002 when she was one-year-old. She had been caged behind a restaurant and illegally kept as pet. Today, Emma has a proper social group of twenty chimpanzees who share a 20-acre forested enclosure at our sanctuary. Recently, […]