Birth of baby chimpanzee can be shot in real time
At first, the staff of the Sanctuary where Nina lives, which belongs to Jane Goodall Institute, in Mpumalanga, thought she had a tumor, since she had a contraceptive implant to prevent reproduction. Apparently this failed, since she got pregnant.
Nina was rescued from poachers in South Sudan, when she was still a newborn, and lived in a zoo until Jane Goodall Institute took her for one its sanctuaries, along with other chimps, including Thomas, who may be the father of the baby that will be born.
Nina never saw the birth of another chimpanzee and it is uncertain if she will be able to properly take care of her baby. But the executive director of the Sanctuary, David Devo Oosthuizen, trusts that her maternal instincts will work.
He decided to share with the world this extraordinary event, which is the birth of a baby chimpanzee, and for this reason it was installed a night camera to try to register the fact. Oosthuizen said that they do not reproduce because they do not have space or financial possibilities to increase the Sanctuary. He thinks that a formula to reproduce the species in captivity should be found, since he believes that in 10 years chimpanzees will no longer exist in the wild.
Follow the birth on the site http://www.chimpeden.com/