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Great apes of Africa: Part one

A Midlands woman has swapped her life in Birmingham for the rainforests of Africa.

Rachel Hogan moved to Cameroon 12 years ago to help save orphaned chimpanzees and gorillas, whose parents were killed for bushmeat.

As the illegal trade continues, scientists warn the great apes of Africa are now on the brink of extinction.

ITV News Central reporter, Victoria Davies, travelled to Cameroon to find out more.

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Tweets from @BeckAdlington on Zambian charity ride

Rebecca Adlington ?@BeckAdlington**Can't believe how hard this is! Poor @JoanneJackson86** who is ill also had a little fall and still got back on the bike! #hardcore**

Rebecca Adlington ?@BeckAdlington**Poorly @JoanneJackson86** sleeping/resting on the bus while we eat dinner, she's determined to not give up! She's such a trooper!

Rebecca Adlington ?@BeckAdlington**Forgot to attach the photo... pic.twitter.com/5e2PgZ2A

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