When Sekyer returned to Alberta, Canada, he started the difficult work of trying to, from a distance, rescue the young chimp from what was quickly becoming a war zone — ISIS was closing in on the territory. But Sekyer had made Manno a promise and he intended to keep it.
Sekyer enlisted the help of renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, with whom he happened to chat for a few minutes after an event in Canada. With Goodall's help, Manno started to have a glimmer of hope. Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya got involved and jump-started an effort to bring Manno back to Africa, to Kenya's Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a perfect home for a chimp like Manno.
Three years after Sekyer originally met Manno, the little chimp was safely transported to the sanctuary. But when new animals arrive at sanctuaries, they have to go through a quarantine period to make sure they're healthy enough to be introduced to the other rescued animals.
Thankfully, Sekyer was there when Manno's quarantine period was over to help him transition to his new home.