Colombia: About the difference between a zoo and a Sanctuary and the transfer of chimp Yoko
posted in 14 Aug 2023

On August 8 the Colombian TV channel Pasión Animal #PasionAnimalTV dedicated an almost entire program to the case of chimpanzee Yoko, currently the only resident of the Ukumari Biopark zoo. After the escape followed by death of Chita and Pancho in July, activists are negotiating the transfer of Yoko to the Great Apes Sanctuary of Sorocaba, in São Paulo, Brazil, affiliated with the GAP Project.

In this excerpt from the program, Pedro Pozas Terrrados, president of GAP Project International and executive director of GAP Project Spain, explains the main difference between zoos and sanctuaries, to help clarify the importance of Yoko’s transfer.