Chimpanzees

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Tragedy at Tchimpounga Sanctuary

A grass fire two kilometers away spread out of control and swept across the savannah to the sanctuary, which is home to more than 150 rescued chimpanzees.

Happy Holidays from Tchimpounga

Give the gift that keeps on giving!  You can support the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga with a Chimpanzee Guardianship!

A Feast to Behold!

147 chimpanzees eat more than 1,250 pounds of food each day!  In our latest blog entry, learn more about the eating habitats of JGI's Tchimpounga chimpanzees!

A Feast to Behold

By Jenny Desmond

 

Chimpanzees eat a lot!

 

147 chimpanzees eat more than 1,250 pounds of food each day!  Every day, Tchimpounga’s residents require 1,110 pounds of fruits and vegetables, 80 pounds of soya, 55 pounds of rice, 7 pounds of powdered milk, and at least one can of baby formula and cereal.  

 

Termite Fishing at Gombe

It is the beginning of the termite fishing season at Gombe National Park.  During this season, chimpanzees spend a considerable amount of time searching and extracting termites from mounds.  Termites are small, nutritious insects.  However, due to the insect’s small size, termite fishing requires patience and hard work.

 

SEE CHIMPANZEE, SAVE CHIMPANZEES

 

Mambou

Mambou arrived at Tchimpounga emaciated, malnourished and with no strength to move. Thanks to the care of the staff at Tchimpounga, healthy Mambou now plays for hours with his friends.

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This is the story of Mugu Moja, a young juvenile chimpanzee.