Mbebo the "Ball Hog"

Friday, April 20, 2012 - 12:36pm

In the weeks prior to the release of Disneynature's newest True-Life Adventure, Chimpanzee, we wanted to give you a daily glimpse into the lives of some of the youngest residents at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

If you see Chimpanzee during the movie's opening week (April 20-26, 2012), Disneynature will make a donation to the Jane Goodall Institute through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund to protect chimpanzees, including those residing at the Tchimpounga sanctuary.

Tchimpounga caregivers gave Mbebo and his friends a small plastic ball to play with.  Mbebo decided that he is the sole owner of the ball and does not want to share it.  When the other chimpanzees try to get the ball, Mbebo grabs it with all his force and begins to cry.

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