Abducted Orphan Chimps Held For Ransom In Horrifying Scene

Three orphaned chimpanzees are being held in a heartbreaking scene for a six-figure ransom following their abduction from a sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A video of the animals in a bare brick room was sent to the Lubumbashi sanctuary showing one chimp, Monga, with her hands tied above her head as the other two terrified animals, Hussein and Cesar, try to scramble from their abductors.

“You can see how terrified they are,” Franck Chantereau, the founder of the sanctuary, the J.A.C.K. Primate Rehabilitation Centre, told The Times of London.

Chantereau said in a tweet that the abductors have also threatened the life of his wife and to kidnap his children.

“We need your prayers,” he tweeted in French.

🌿KIDNAPPING CHIMP/JOUR 12 -” #Menaces sur la vie de ma femme.Enlèvement planifié de mes enfants et demande de #rançon conséquente… Les #ravisseurs des #chimpanzés n’ont pas de limites.Voici une vidéo reçue des 3 bébés pour vous montrer notre #cauchemar (Franck, Fondateur JACK) pic.twitter.com/JlAlI93DHn — J.A.C.K. – Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (@JackChimps) September 20, 2022

🌿CHIMP KIDNAPPING – DAY 12- ” #Threats to the life of my wife. Planned kidnapping of my children and hefty #ransom demand. The #chimp #kidnappers have no limits. Here’s a video of the 3 babies to show you the #nightmare we have been going through”

(Franck – Founder of JACK) — J.A.C.K. – Jeunes Animaux Confisqués au Katanga (@JackChimps) September 20, 2022

The abductors, who