We Have Exciting News To Share! (Daniel - Photo courtesy of Jacques Gillon) As this year winds down and 2018 approaches, we have an exciting announcement! We are joyfully embarking on a new phase in our evolution as an organization!In 1999, Dr. Sheri Speede established IDA-Africa as a program of In Defense of Animals (IDA) to be the fund-raising arm for our lifesaving work in Africa. That same year, Sheri and her staff brought the first rescued chimpanzees to the new sanctuary, which would soon be named Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center, based on its location near the confluence of the Sanaga and Yong Rivers in Cameroon’s Mbargue Forest.
Today, after 18 years of rescuing orphaned, illegally trafficked chimpanzees, we are separating from IDA to operate as a new U.S.-based non-profit organization, aptly named Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, after the beautiful sanctuary in Cameroon. We have been working toward this goal for several years and have built an active, enthusiastic Board of Directors dedicated specifically to our critical mission.
All of our successes – saving lives; providing a safe, healthy and nurturing environment; collaborating with locals and law enforcement; educating people around the world; developing and sustaining local economies; and conserving large tracks of land for our sanctuary as well as lands for free-living populations – have been made possible because friends like you have been by our side. As we look to the future with excitement, we are confident we are in a better position than ever to help ensure the survival of our closest cousins.
As we transition from our beloved IDA-Africa to Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue,an independent charitable organization, your participation is vital! Together, we will continue to save chimpanzee lives and help rescue their magnificent species from extinction! Enjoy an audio postcard of dinnertime at the sanctuary, which aired across the U.S. on the acclaimed public radio show, The World. Diane Toomey, co-author of the children's book written for the school curriculum of Cameroon, shares her experience at Sanaga-Yong Rescue and the excitement of the chimpanzees as they are called for dinner.
Thank you to Laughing Planet Café for being our biggest corporate sponsor and one of our leading contributors overall! Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue is the beneficiary of the Kid’s Smoothie Promotion, a program which makes a huge difference in the lives of the 72 chimpanzee resident of our sanctuary! Laughing Planet Café is known for offering nutritious, affordable and delicious fare in a unique and fun atmosphere! But that’s not all! Their commitment to conservation, sustainability, and the community is well-known and very much appreciated! We thank you Laughing Planet Café for your compassion toward great apes and your overall dedication to our beautiful planet! Enter a world of tender friendships, staunch loyalties, violent jealousies ~ and enduring love! "All who read this book will be deeply moved! How fortunate for Dorothy and the other orphaned, captive chimpanzees - and for those of us who care about them, passionately - that there are people like Sheri Speede who risk their health, and work for a pittance, to rescue them.
Sheri's words will bring a tear to all but the hardest of hearts. And a lot of smiles as well!" - Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE founder - Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace KINDRED BEINGS: What Seventy-Three Chimpanzees Taught Me About Life, Love and Connection written by IDA-Africa's founder and director Dr. Sheri SpeedeSee Also: What Animals Carry Lice
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Africa is the second-largest continent and has many different biomes, including desert (the Sahara in the north and the Kalahari in the south), savannas, tropical rainforests (mostly on the Western coast ), Mediterranean scrub, mountains (including snow-covered peaks like Mt. Kilimanjaro), and coastal areas.AardvarkAardvarks are large mammals that eat ants. Simpler aardvark printout AcrocanthosaurusA huge, spine-backed, meat-eating dinosaur.
African Animals: Label Me!Label ten African animals.Answers African AnimalsPrintable Book for Early ReadersA short, printable book about African animal early readers. The book has pages on the lion, zebra, ostrich, rhino, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, chimp, and gorilla. African Animals in French - Coloring PageMany African animals in French. African Animals in FrenchA Label Me! PrintoutLabel the elephant, lion, zebra, gorilla, chimpanzee, ostrich, and giraffe in French.
Answers African Animals in GermanA Label Me! PrintoutLabel the elephant, lion, zebra, gorilla, chimpanzee, ostrich, and giraffe in German.Answers African Animals in HebrewLabel Me! PrintoutLabel the gorilla ostrich, lion, zebra, giraffe, elephant, and monkey in Hebrew.Answers African Animals in ItalianA Label Me! PrintoutLabel the elephant, lion, zebra, gorilla, chimpanzee, ostrich, and giraffe in Italian.
Answers African Animals in PortugueseA Label Me! PrintoutLabel the elephant, lion, zebra, gorilla, chimpanzee, ostrich, and giraffe in Portuguese.Answers African Animals in Spanish - Coloring PageMany African animals in Spanish. African Animals in SpanishA Label Me! PrintoutLabel the elephant, lion, zebra, gorilla, chimpanzee, ostrich, and giraffe in Spanish.Answers African Animals in SwedishA Label Me! PrintoutLabel the elephant, lion, zebra, gorilla, chimpanzee, ostrich, and giraffe in Swedish.
Answers African ElephantThe African Elephant is the largest land animal. African Gray ParrotThe African Gray Parrot is an intelligent, talkative bird. African PenguinA small penguin from islands off the coast of Southern Africa. African Rock PythonAfrican Rock Pythons are large snakes that kill by constricting their prey. African Wild CatAfrican Wild Cats are fierce, solitary hunters. African Wild DogThe African Wild Dog hunts in packs in Africa.
Angonoka (Ploughshare) TortoiseAn endangered species from Madagascar. AntAnts are social insects that are found worldwide and in almost every environment. AntelopeAntelopes are graceful mammals with beautiful horns. Arabian CamelThe Arabian Camel is the one-humped camel (it is also known as the dromedary). Go to a giraffe quiz or go to the answers. Arabian OryxOryx are long-horned antelopes from dry areas in Africa.
ArsinoitheriumArsinoitherium was an early, horned mammal that lived during the early Oligocene (about 38 to 23 million years ago). Assassin BugAssassin bugs are a type of predatory insect. Aye-ayeA strange primate from Madagascar. BarosaurusA huge, long-necked, whip-tailed, plant-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic period. BeeBees are flying, social insects that live in a hive. Black-Footed PenguinA small penguin from islands off the coast of Southern Africa.
BongoA large, striped antelope from African forests. BrachiosaurusA tall, long-necked plant-eating dinosaur. Brachiosaurus(Simple version)A tall, long-necked plant-eating dinosaur. Brachiosaurus SkeletonBrachiosaurus was a tall, long-necked plant-eater. Brindled DolphinAlso called the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, this small, toothed whale is found in tropical waters worldwide. Buffalo, CapeCape Buffalo are large, hoofed mammals that live in African savannas.
Bull SharkA blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark that can also live in fresh water rivers and lakes. Bull Shark(Simple version)A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark can that live in fresh water rivers and lakes. CamelCamels are large mammals that live in dry areas. Go to a giraffe quiz or go to the answers. Cape BuffaloCape Buffalo are large, hoofed mammals that live in African savannas. Cape Hunting DogThe Cape Hunting Dog hunts in packs in Africa.
CatHouse cats are great pets. CeratosaurusA meat-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic theropod; it has small a snout horn. CHEETAHThe cheetah is the fastest land animal. Or go to a simple cheetah coloring printout (just the image). ChimpanzeeChimpanzees are very intelligent apes from Africa; they are closely related to humans. CoelacanthThe Coelacanth (pronounced SEE-la-canth) is a primitive fish that was thought to have been extinct for millions of years, but a living Coelacanth was caught in 1938.
Common EgretThe common egret (also called the great egret) is a large wading bird. Common Thresher SharkThe Common Thresher Shark is a shark whose tail fin has a greatly elongated upper lobe. CrabA crab is an animal with a shell. It has eyes on stalks on its head. CraneCranes are large wading birds with long legs and a long neck. CrayfishFreshwater crustaceans with four pairs of walking legs. CricketCrickets are jumping insects.
CrocodileCrocodiles are meat-eating reptiles with a long, tapered snout. DinichthysDunkleosteus was a extinct, armored fish from the family Dinichthys. This extinct family of fishes lived during the Late Devonian period, about 400 million years ago. DodoThe dodo is an extinct, flightless bird that lived on an island in the Indian Ocean near Africa. Or go to a dodo quiz or the answers. Dogfish SharkA small, very common, relatively harmless shark found worldwide.
DolphinA dolphin is a small, toothed whale, a marine mammal. DragonflyThe dragonfly is a flying insect with a long abdomen. DromedaryThe dromedary is the one-humped camel (also known as the Arabian Camel). Go to a giraffe quiz or go to the answers. DunkleosteusAn extinct, heavily armored fish from the family Dinichthys. It lived during the Late Devonian period, about 400 million years ago. EarthwormAn earthworm is a little animal with a long, soft body and no legs.
EchinodermsSpiny-skinned, bottom-dwelling marine invertebrates with five-fold symmetry. EgretThe egret is a large wading bird. ElephantThere are two types of elephants, the Indian Elephant and the African Elephant. Emperor AngelfishEmperor Angelfish are brightly-colored, flattened fish that live in shallow warm waters. FabrosaurusA small, primitive plant-eating dinosaur from South Africa. Fennec FoxThe Fennec fox is a small, desert fox with very large ears; it lives in the Sahara and in northern Saudi Arabia.
FlamingoThe Flamingo is a pink bird that eats with its head upside down. Go to a simple version (just the image). Flamingo Read-and-Answer QuizRead about the flamingo, then answer questions about it. Or go to the answers. Flamingo Label Me! PrintoutLabel a diagram of a flamingo.Answers FlyThe common house fly is a small, flying insect. Forest AntelopeAlso called the bongo, this large, striped antelope lives in African forests.
Forest GiraffeThe Forest Giraffe is another name for the Okapi, a giraffe-like mammal from African rainforests. FoxThe fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail. FrogTadpoles grow up to be frogs. Fruit BatFruit bats are large bats that eat fruits and flowers. FuguAlso called pufferfish, blowfish and globefish, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size. GazelleGazelles live in herds in Africa.
GeckoGeckos are the only lizards that make noise. GerbilThe gerbil is a small, long-tailed rodent that is native to dry, sandy areas of Africa and Asia. GIRAFFEThe giraffe is the tallest land animal. Go to a giraffe quiz or go to the answers. Giraffe and BabyA mother and baby to color. GlobefishAlso called pufferfish, blowfish and fugu, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size. GnuThe gnu is a fast-running, herding, grass-eater from eastern Africa.
Also known as the wildebeest. GoatGoats are sure-footed, hoofed mammals. Golden EagleGolden Eagles are large birds of prey. GorillaGorillas are great apes from Africa. They are in danger of extinction. Go to a gorilla quiz or go to the answers. Gorilla Read-and-Answer QuizRead the text then answer the questions. Or go to the answers. GrasshopperGrasshoppers are insects that can hop, walk, and fly.
There are about 10,000 different species of grasshoppers. Gray ParrotThe African Gray Parrot is an intelligent, talkative bird. Great Blue HeronA large wading bird with distinctive plumage and a long, sharp bill. Great EgretThe great egret, also known as the common egret, is a large wading bird. Great Hammerhead SharkA large predatory fish with a hammer-shaped head. Great White Shark(Simple Version)An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.
Great White Shark(Simple Version)An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide. Hammerhead SharkLarge predators with a hammer-shaped head. HedgehogHedgehogs are small mammals that can roll into a prickly ball. Hermit CrabHermit crabs are crabs that lack a hard shell; they use a discarded shell for protection. HeronA large wading bird with distinctive plumage and a long, sharp bill. HIPPOPOTAMUSThe hippopotamus is a large mammal that stays in the water a lot.
Go to a hippo quiz or go to the answers. Honey BeeHoney bees are insects that live in a hive and make honey. Horseshoe CrabThe horseshoe crab is a hard-shelled animal that lives in warm coastal waters on the sea floor. House FlyThe common house fly is a small, flying insect. Human Skeleton -LabeledHuman adults have 206 bones in their body - learn the names of the major bones. Human Skeleton - UnlabeledYou can label the major bones in this human skeleton printout.
HyenaA meat-eating mammal that hunts and scavenges prey. IguanodonA slow, heavy, herding, plant-eating dinosaur that had thumb-spikes. Iguanodon was the second dinosaur discovered. Iguanodon(Simple version)A slow, heavy, herding, plant-eating dinosaur that had thumb-spikes. Iguanodon was the second dinosaur discovered. ImpalaA high-jumping, lightly-built antelope from southern Africa. Jackass PenguinA small penguin from off the coast of southern Africa.
JanenschiaJanenschia was a huge, plant-eating dinosaur with an elongated neck and tail. It was a sauropod from the late Jurassic period, about 156 million to 150 million years ago. JellyfishJellyfish are animals that have stinging tentacles. JerboaThe jerboa is a small, long-tailed rodent that hops. John DoryThe John Dory is a spiny fish with a black spot on its side. KentrosaurusA spiked, plated, plant-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic period.
King CrabAlso known as the horseshoe crab, this invetebrate has a hard-shell and lives in warm coastal waters on the sea floor. LemurLarge-eyed primates from Madagascar. LeopardLeopards are widely-distributed, spotted wild cats. LionA group of lions is called a pride. Livingstone's Fruit BatA very large bat from Africa that eat fruits and flowers. ManateeManatees are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals.
MandrillMandrills are large, brightly-colored Old World monkeys. Man-of-WarThe Portuguese man-of-war is a floating colony of animals that has very long, stinging tentacles. It lives in warm ocean waters. MassospondylusAn early plant-eating dinosaur with a long neck and long tail. MastodonMastodons were shaggy, tusked herbivores. Match the Syllables: African AnimalsMatch the syllables to make 10 African animals.
The words are lion, zebra, hippo, rhino, eland, gazelle, cheetah, ostrich, giraffe, monkey. Or go to the answers. MeerkatMeerkats (also known as suricates) are a type of mongoose that can stand upright. MegalosaurusThis large meat-eater was the first dinosaur named. MoleMoles are almost-blind, burrowing mammals. MongooseMongooses are sleek, meat-eating mammals. MoschopsMoschops is an extinct plant-eater that lived before the dinosaurs.
MosquitoA small flying insect that is a carrier of disease. Mountain GorillaMountain Gorillas are great apes from mountain forests in Africa. They are in grave danger of extinction. MouseMice are small rodents with long, scaly tails. Naked Mole-RatSmall, almost hairless rodents who live in underground colonies in Africa. NightingaleA small songbird that sings beautiful, complex songs, often at night.
OctopusOctopi have eight arms and live on the sea floor. OkapiThe Okapi is a nocturnal, giraffe-like mammal from African rainforests. OryxOryx are long-horned antelopes from dry areas in Africa and Asia. OstrichThe ostrich is the largest bird. It can't fly, but it runs very fast. OstrichPrintable Read and Answer Worksheet Read about the ostrich, then answer questions about it. Or go to the answers.
OuranosaurusA sail-backed plant-eaing dinosaur with a beak. Ouranosaurus(Simple version)A sail-backed plant-eating dinosaur with a beak. OwlOwls are nocturnal hunters with eyes that face forwards. OysterThe oyster is a bivalve, a soft-bodied marine animal that is protected by two hard shells. PachycephalosaurusA dome-headed, plant-eating dinosaur. Pachycephalosaurus(Simple version)A dome-headed, plant-eating dinosaur.
Painted Lady ButterflyA very widespread and common butterfly. Painted Lady Butterfly Life CycleThe life cycle of this common butterfly. PangolinThe pangolin is an insect-eating mammal that has protective scales on its body. Pantropical Spotted DolphinThe Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a small, toothed whale from tropical waters worldwide. ParrotThe African Gray Parrot is an intelligent, talkative bird.
Penguin, JackassA small penguin from islands off the coast of southern Africa - also called the African or Black-footed Penguin. PigThe pig is a mammal with a flat snout. PigeonThis dove thrives in cities around the world. PorpoiseA small, toothed whale, a marine mammal also called the dolphin. Portuguese Man-of-WarThe Portuguese man-of-war is a floating colony of animals that has very long, stinging tentacles.
It lives in warm ocean waters. PufferfishAlso called blowfish and fugu, this poisonous fish can swallow water to double its size. PythonPythons are snakes that kill by constricting their prey. QuaggaThe quagga is a recently-extinct relative of the zebra. Go to a quagga read-and-answer quiz or go to the answers. RabbitA fast-moving mammal with long ears. RatThe rat is a rodent with a long tail and a pointed snout.
RaysRays are flat fish with no bones, only cartilage. Redbilled OxpeckerRedbilled Oxpeckers are birds that perch on large mammals in southern Africa. Red FoxThe Red Fox is a meat-eating mammal with a long, bushy tail. RhamphorhynchusAn extinct, flying, fish-eating reptile with a long tail; it lived during the late Jurassic period. RhinocerosThe rhinoceros is a large, thick-skinned mammal with one or two horn-like spikes on its head.
Ring-tailed LemurA large-eyed primate from Madagascar. Rock DoveAlso known as the pigeon, this dove thrives in cities around the world. SalamanderSalamanders are amphibians that retain their tail as an adult. Sand DollarSand Dollars are echinoderms, disk-shaped spiny-skinned sea bed animals that have 5-part radial symmetry. SavannaA savanna is a hot, seasonally dry grassland with scattered trees. ScorpionA venomous arachnid with a large stinger on its tail.
Sea AnemoneA predatory animal that looks like a flower and lives on the ocean floor. Sea CowSea cow is another name for manatee. Sea cows are gentle, slow-swimming, aquatic mammals. SeahorseThe seahorse is a very strange fish that lives in warm water. Sea LionSea lions are eared seals that live on coastlines. Sea StarSea stars, another name for starfish, are animals that live on the ocean floor. Sea UrchinA spiny, globular animal that lives on the ocean floor.
Sei WhaleA baleen whale found almost worldwide. It is also called the Sardine whale, the Pollack whale, the Coalfish whale, the Japan Finner, and Rudolphi's Rorqual. ServalThe Serval is a long-legged African wild cat. ShrewShrews are tiny mammals that are quite ferocious. ShrimpShrimp are small, bottom-dwelling crustaceans with a translucent exoskeleton. SkeletonHuman adults have 206 bones in their body.
Skeleton - UnlabeledYou can label the major bones in this human skeleton printout. Spectacled PorpoiseA porpoise (a small toothed whale) from the Southern Hemisphere. SpiderSpiders have eight legs. SpinosaurusA huge meat-eating dinosaur with a sail-back fin. Spotted HyenaA meat-eating mammal that hunts and scavenges prey. Spotted DolphinThe Pantropical Spotted Dolphin is a small, toothed whale from tropical waters worldwide.
StarfishSea stars, another name for starfish, are animals that live on the ocean floor. StegosaurusA plant-eating dinosaur with rows of plates on its back and spikes on its tail. Stegosaurus(Simple version)A plant-eating dinosaur with rows of plates on its back and spikes on its tail. Stegosaurus SkeletonSee the bones of this huge, plated plant-eater. SuricateSuricates (also known as meerkats) are a type of mongoose that can stand upright.
SyntarsusA fast-moving, meat-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic period. Syntarsus(Simple version)A fast-moving, meat-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic period. TarantulaA tarantula is a large, hairy spider. ToadToads are amphibians with poison glands; they usually have bumpy skin. WarthogThe warthog is a wild pig from Africa. WaspWasps are insects with 2 pairs of wings and strong jaws. Many wasps sting.
White RhinocerosThe White rhinoceros is a large rhino with gray skin and two horn-like spikes on its head. White-Spotted DolphinAlso called the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, this small, toothed whale is found in tropical waters worldwide. Wild CatAfrican Wild Cats are fierce, solitary hunters. WildebeestThe wildebeest is a fast-running, herding, grass-eater from eastern Africa. Also known as the gnu.
WormWorms are little animals with a long, soft body and no legs. Earthworms are worms that benefit the soil. Yellow JacketA yellow jacket is a type of social wasp, a flying, stinging insect. Yellow MongooseThe Yellow Mongoose is a sleek, 2 ft long mammal from southern Africa. ZebraZebras are hoofed mammals that have black and white stripes. Zebra(Simple version)Zebras are hoofed mammals that have black and white stripes.
ZorillaThe Zorilla is a skunk-like mammal that lives in Africa.