Sadly, what likely happened to Florence is not so uncommon. Wild chimpanzees are often targeted by hunters and wildlife traffickers: They kill adult chimps for bushmeat and often sell the infant chimps into the illegal pet trade. When the chimps grow too big to handle, they are usually shut away in tiny cages and abandoned.
The destruction of natural habitats also poses a threat to the lives of so many wild chimps. Where, a century ago, there were as many as 2 million wild chimps all across Africa, now their population has dropped to an estimated 350,000.
While Florence seems relatively upbeat considering all she's been through, she's clearly afraid of being left alone again. When she climbed up into a nearby tree, for example, she kept careful watch on her caregiver down below.