Hugging The Chimps: Adventures in Burundi

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Hugging the Chimps is thefascinating story of a woman who ventures to Burundi, in Central Africa, to fulfill her life-long dream: tolive with chimpanzees and experience first-hand what they are really like. Inthe midst of a brutal civil war that devastates the country and claims thelives of two fellow workers at the Jane GoodallInstitute, she provides tender loving care to a large group of orphanedchimpanzees who have been rescued from poachers and pet traders. Life with the chimpanzees is notall joy. The frisky youngsters frequently attack and bite fellow-apes andcaretakers. A baby chimp is stillborn. A powerful, escaped male launches a nearfatal assault on one of the keepers. Other first-hand accounts include trips tobleak refugee camps, visits to an orphanage for children from Rwanda, and a weekend spent tracking wild chimpanzees through the forest. As the author gets to know hercharges intimately, her life-long fascination with chimpanzees turns into truelove of the creatures who have more than 98% of theirgenes in common with man. This is an inspiring andinformative story that will delight all readers, especially those who loveanimals and tales of travel and adventure.

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ChristelHann grew up in Berlin, Germany, during theSecond World War, but has spent a good deal of her life abroad. Her world widepostings included Tanzania, where she engaged in refugee resettlement; Moscow, where she worked for the American Embassy; and Tokyo, where she was employed at the United Nations University. For two-and-a-halfyears she also worked as scheduling secretary for the Secretary-General of theUnited Nations in New York. Christel and her husband divide their time between theirhomes in Santa Barbara, California, and Fire Island, New York. She earned a degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and works as a volunteer keeper at the SantaBarbara Zoo, where she takes care of the gorillas.

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