Jimmy Jimmy (2016)

$7500 USD
This bearded female arrived at Ape Action Africa primate sanctuary in Cameroon as an infant in 2007 (www.apeactionafrica.org ). The sanctuary, in the 2,100-acre protected Mefou forest an hour from the capital city, harbors orphans of the bushmeat and illegal pet trade. It's home to almost 350 primates - 23 gorillas, more than 115 chimpanzees and a dozen species of monkeys. I was privileged to be a volunteer caregiver to Jimmy Jimmy, along with an infant moustached monkey named Maasai. Jimmy Jimmy has thrived, and lives in a forested enclosure in the sanctuary with a group of various monkey species. My mission is to paint portraits of primates, most of whom I've personally known and cared for at sanctuaries, to share their stories, faces and even their voices with the world, to inspire people to learn more about the pressures they face and hopefully want to help protect them.

Jimmy Jimmy

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