Some owners willing to give up chimpanzees, but sanctuaries are full and need more funding

Owners struggle to find sanctuaries for chimps

Russ Cochran fondly recalls the fun he had with his chimpanzee when the animal was younger, taking him for rides in the car and to his cabin on the river. Boaters would stop to see Sammy, who would jump in canoes and help himself to food and drinks from the cooler.

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4 Trinidad policemen accused of stealing 1,000 protected birds and monkeys from smugglers

4 Trinidad cops accused of stealing 1,000 animals

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Four police officers in Trinidad allegedly hijacked a smuggling boat at gunpoint and stole 1,000 endangered birds and monkeys along with 400 pounds of wild animal meat, authorities said Tuesday.

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