For 24 years, JGI’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo has taken in 194 orphan chimpanzee victims of wildlife trafficking. Thanks, in part to our public awareness and education campaigns fostering stewardship and appreciation for the great apes, and the support of law enforcement efforts, there has been a dramatic decrease in the confiscation of chimpanzees. For almost two years there were no new arrivals at Tchimpounga, but earlier this year a young chimpanzee named Falero was brought to the sanctuary.
Here a small video showing some of our rescued chimpanzees enjoying the wrapped food and having fun playing with the box.
The entire team of the Jane Goodall Institute wishes you nice holidays and a great year 2017!