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Bongo gets older!

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A day like today but 15 years ago, i was living in the circus, the place of my birth. For the vast majority, the circus is synonymous with laughter, light, color and happiness, but my reality was different … Darkness, loneliness, isolation, suffering and fear invaded me. I could not stand being away from home, separated from my family, forced to act to amuse others. For me, the circus was the greatest expression of sadness.

Fortunately, today I awakened in a very different place to the circus where I had lived. I woke up at home, surrounded by my family: my old brothers, Charlie and Marco; my little brothers and fellow mischief, Juanito and Nico; my life partner, my sister Waty … and of course, my family of human primates. They knew that today was a special day because… 16 years are not met every day! So they have prepared this surprise. Although they do not know they have done me the greatest gift they could make me: a second chance.

Come on! Take a look at the video. You are also invited to my birthday party!


Would you like to make me a gift on this special day?



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Nico was born in 2000, on the 20th of October. Those who are lucky to know him, know that he is a singular, unique and unrepeatable chimpanzee. Nico is goodness, love, tenderness, fun…  He is special and he will be special by passing the years.

Yesterday, the little chimp that came into MONA with just 4 years old turned 16. 16 wonderful years that had to be celebrated. And no, we have not forgotten about you …  Each of the moments lived were immortalized by us to share it with you, to live them together. If Nico can celebrate one more year of life, happiness and welfare is because of you.

The whole team enjoyed preparing Nico’s surprise for his birthday and even more, watching as he and the rest of chimpanzees enjoyed it. Are you intrigued? Do you want to know more about Nico’s gift? We give you just a little hint: Autumn is time of sweet potatoes, chestnuts and… PUMPKINS!

Go ahead, don’t wait more, click on the following video and live in firsthand the celebration of the 16th birthday of Nico. You are all invited!

Make a gift to Nico. With your donation you are helping us to offer him a decent life, free from suffering and most importantly, he will never be alone again.

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