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Spanish Television Program "Españoles en el mundo" Visits JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center
The Spanish public television service RTVE recently made a visit to JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo to interview Rebeca Atencia the sanctuary's director, and her husband Fernando Turmo, image and communications coordinator.
Disclaimer: the Jane Goodall Institute does not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees. The chimpanzees in this video live at the Institute's sanctuary.
Antonio is under the watchful eye of Noel, one of Tchimpounga’s dedicated caregivers. Noel and Antonio even sleep together because baby chimpanzees, like human infants, need the warmth and protection of an adult during the night.
Work is underway on the first of the three islands that will become the new long-term sanctuary site for the Tchimpounga chimpanzees.
In late May, authorities confiscated an 18-month-old male named “Zola” in Imphondo, which is a town found in the north of Congo. Imphondo is located along the Ubangui River, which flows into the Congo.