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.
In the morning, just after the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga wake up, Mambou gives his caregivers a hug. This is Mambou’s way of saying “Good morning, my friend!” Mambou loves being close to and playing with his caregivers. He is very social and open. Everyone at Tchimpounga loves Mambou.
(JGI does not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees. The chimpanzee interacting with a caregiver depicted in this image is orphaned and has been living at the Tchimpounga sanctuary.)