Mona contacted the Seprona of Mallorca in order to get more information about the past of these chimpanzees and their current situation as well as to offer our facilities as a safe haven for Adán...
Here you have a video of that day (a little warning: better not to be watched by people that are afraid of dentists!!)
The time has finally come!!! Africa´s bad teething has finally been revised and repaired (and it was more than one tooth that needed attention). It was a tricky and long procedure, but our beloved dentist Gerardo and his Team, together with our veterinarian Josep did a fantastic job!
We will never know for sure, but her bad teething was probably the result of falling from a tree when Africa and her family were poached in the wild, producing a fracture in her jaw. In continuation due to being an illegally imported exotic animal, there was no veterinarian checking or healing her jar and living in-between humans, eating an inadequate human diet was not helping either. But we finally managed to improve this aspect of her health condition.
We are very happy with the results. After only a few days África started eating normal again. A big success and a big relieve at the same time, knowing that she won´t suffer due to her teeth anymore.
Many thanks to all of you who helped us make all this possible and especially to Montse who funded and donated our new anaesthetic machine. Money well invested, considering that it will make all veterinarian procedures, such as África´s teeth reparation, a lot saver from now on.