“When orphans come in, they are usually traumatized and have a fragile emotional state,” De Juana said. “Being able to bond and to trust a caregiver is part of their healing process. This bond is necessary for their stability, helps with their feedings and with the administration of any medical treatment that they might need.”
While there are many wonderful caregivers at Ape Action Africa, Anaclet seems to have an extra special touch with the animals. He’s usually the person the orphans run to when they’re scared, unwell or just looking for someone to groom them, De Juana explained. They also love taking naps with Anaclet.