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Mischievous Lemba

Lemba likes to play with her caregivers' shoes. The caregivers at Tchimpounga are very patient and allow the small chimpanzee to nip, hit and hide their sandals.

Mbebo and La Vieille

Mbebo now lives in La Vieille's enclosure.  La Vieille is the nearly 50-year-old female chimpanzee who acts as an adoptive mother to many o f Tchimpounga’s young chimpanzees.  In the enclosure, Mbebo plays with Leki, Makasi, Alex, Ollombo, Mbebo and Mambou. 

Throughout the day, the chimps run and jump without stopping.  On many occasions, they play around La Vieille.  The only time La Vieille can get some rest is during lunchtime when the little chimps sit quietly and eat.

Energetic Mambou

Mambou is growing quickly.  Nothing remains of the tiny, exhausted, disoriented baby chimpanzee who arrived at Tchimpounga some time ago.  Thanks to the Jane Goodall Institute, particularly Tchimpounga’s caregivers, Mambou is now a strong and energetic chimpanzee.  He plays and laughs with his friends all day long.  No one can beat Mambou in his games.  Even Makasi, the chimp group leader, is exhausted after playing with Mambou.

 

Laudable Lemba

Lemba is an amazing chimpanzee.  Despite her physical limitations, Lemba performs exercises every day during the games Tchimpounga’s caregivers have created for her.  The games help restore her agility and arm strength.  We can learn so much from Lemba!

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Muddy Mambou

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Mbebo the "Ball Hog"

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Preparations for Lemba

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Mbebo as a Leader

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Mambou Loves Milk

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Ravenous Mambou

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