Monday, June 9, 2014

Chimps to Receive Eye Care Assistance

"While on an Ohio State alumni tour in Africa last year, Mary Torrence began to clearly see how she could change the lives of the chimpanzees she encountered at a wildlife sanctuary," writes The Republic. Retired veterinarian "Torrence noticed they were suffering from vision ailments. ...Some of the eye lesions were caused by parasites in the water, which can affect humans as well. Torrence said if the chimps receive treatment, people in nearby villages could be educated about their health. Another cause of the vision ailments is ultraviolet light from the sun. ...Torrence began planning a return trip. Her goal is to bring a certified ophthalmologist back to the Sweetwater Chimpanzee Sanctuary, part of Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy." Read more.

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