Endangered - Part 1, Chapters 3 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Eliot Schrefer
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In Chapter Three, the sanctuary is described in more detail. There is a nursery where the orphans spend their early years. It's the former kindergarten building with a mural on the wall. The adult bonobos are kept in a large enclosure with an electric fence. The offices are in the main building.

The following morning, Sophie goes into the nursery. As soon as she enters, one bonobo bites her on the leg and another kicks her in the head, then both run away, laughing. Three native women serve as surrogate mothers for the nursery bonobos. They are Mama Evangeline, Mama Brunelle, and Mama Marie-France. Sophie is somewhat shy with the three mamas because they are a little caustic in their dealings with her. Mama Evangeline calls her “princess,” which is used as a derogatory term. Mama Evangeline says Otto is really ugly...

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