Ticklish Lemba

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:19pm

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.

Some time ago, Tchimpounga’s caregiver Godelin discovered that Lemba has a ticklish spot on her body. When Godelin tickles Lemba’s neck, the chimp begins to laugh nervously and continues to laugh for a long time. Lemba loves to be tickled. Tickle time is Lemba’s favorite time of the day.

 

(JGI does not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees.  The chimpanzees interacting with a caregiver depicted in this image are orphaned and have been living at the Tchimpounga sanctuary.)

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