A rite of passage, almost every young chimp gets lost from their mother at some point during their exploration.
Meet Kouilou, Shanga, Mosengo and Betou, four orphan chimpanzees starting their new lives at the Tchimpounga Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo.
Mischievous Titan's craving for attention makes him a menace in the community.
Like humans, chimpanzees communicate in many ways. They can communicate a message in the way they hold their bodies or reach out to each other. They can communicate in the faces they make, and in how they touch each other. And, of course they communicate through sounds and calls.
Gaia has always had a strong maternal instinct, helping her mother Gremlin in raising the twins. Now Gaia is ready to have a child of her own.
“...[O]nly the slow-cooked science pioneered by Jane Goodall allowed scientists to discover one of the most fundamental facts about a virus that has become one of the most devastating scourges humanity has faced in modern history. Slow-cooked science may provide more clues in the future–but only if its value is recognized, and only if chimpanzees can survive SIV and all the other threats to their survival these days.”
Chimpanzees are one of four types of “great ape.” The great apes are: chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans.
Wild chimpanzees only live in Africa.