Primatologist, Dr. Jill Pruetz, a professor at Iowa State University, has been studying chimpanzees in the Ketagou region of southeastern Senegal for some years. Her blog, SavannahChimp, today reports that a known infant chimpanzee, from her study area, had apparently been taken by hunters. In response, Dr. Pruetz flew to Senegal, headed out to the field, and now reports that the infant has been recovered and reunited with its mother. Good news, and an amazing demonstration of dedication on the part of this researcher.
You can read about the event, and learn more about Pruetz's work, at NationalGeographicBlog.