We would like to introduce you to Linda, a beautiful chimpanzee about 35 years old, victim of a cruel fate.
She was smuggled from the wild in Cameroon. And spent her early years as a touristic amusement on the beaches of Lanzarote, where she was photographed with the tourists.
But few know that after they turn 5 or 6 years these “funny” animals become uncontrollable and reveal themselves against the harassment and abuse they suffer. Since Linda was not "useful" she was imprisoned for years in a room at her owner’s house.
Before spring 2014 Linda's life will be completely different when the MONA Foundation rescues her. She will not longer have a sad and lonely destiny. She's 35 years old but it is never too late to learn how happy a life with others of your own kind can be.
Please help us rescue and take care of Linda. We need your help to cope with the previous veterinary costs, the transfer expenses and her maintenance for at least the first year, until we find enough sponsors to help cover the costs of the coming years, as chimpanzees can reach the 60 years of age.