Ape Action Africa‘s Caroline McLaney and Kirsty Godwin-Pearson from Bristol Neurophysio were guests this morning on the Graham Torrington show on BBC Radio Bristol, talking about the need for neurological physiotherapy for the chimpanzees of the charity’s Mefou National Park in Cameroon.
Kirsty spent a month at the park in October 2010, treating Great Apes with neurological problems and meningitis leading to partial or full paralysis. She also trained keepers and volunteers in basic techniques so that the therapy could continue after she returned to the UK.
Ape Action Africa is supported in a marketing capacity by Mendip Media. It operates on the frontline of the illegal bushmeat trade in West Africa, rescuing and rehabilitating chimps, gorillas and other primates threatened with extinction by this brutal commerce.
You can listen to the interview here (skip to 2:09) – http://ow.ly/4hnzR (expires on 25th March 2011)