This is the heartbreaking moment a chimpanzee was discovered in the boot of a car in Angola after being captured by wildlife poachers.
Animal workers discovered the female chimp – which they named Caita – covered in lacerations from a snare used to capture her, and with her hands and feet bound.
Staff from charity Wild@Life, based in Germany, said Caita had been beaten with a metal rod and was so badly injured that two of her fingers had to be amputated.
A spokesman for the charity explained they had been acting on a tip-off when they found Caita in the car on a busy street in Angola in August last year.
'We could not believe our eyes when they met with the situation in front of us,' the spokesman said.
'A female chimpanzee was tied up by her wrists and feet by thick ropes, her fingers were hanging off and she was in a great …