Great Apes

Updates from the Islands

Tchindzoulou

The dense forest of Tchindzoulou Island is now home to 14 chimpanzees transferred from the original Tchimpounga sanctuary site over the last six months.  Life has changed dramatically for these chimps.  Today, they can roam freely, feeling the wet earth under their feet, smelling the scents from the lush vegetation, and listening to the island’s mysterious sounds while they explore their new surroundings.

Gorillas in Crisis – Caught in the Crossfire of Conflict in the DRC

Setting the record straight about Grauer’s gorilla,
potentially the most threatened gorilla in the world

 

Women's History Month: Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE

To kick off the Jane Goodall Institute's Women's History Month series, we begin with a feature on our own Dr. Jane Goodall! 

Women's History Month: JGI Recognizes Amazing Female Scientists

Dr. Jane Goodall first arrived in what is today Tanzania’s Gombe National Park more than 50 years ago. The chimpanzee behavioral research she pioneered there continues to this day and is the longest-running study of great apes in the wild. Dr. Goodall’s many groundbreaking findings – that chimpanzees make and use tools, have long-lasting family bonds, eat meat, and wage war – redefined the relationship between humans and animals.

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.

Sending You Love from Tchimpounga!

In honor of Valentine's Day, enjoy this special message from the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. We want to share the love with all our members, supporters and friends all over the world.

 
Like what you watched here? Spread the love! Send a JGI Valentine's Day Ecard featuring the Tchimpounga chimpanzees. 

Motambo the Miracle: An Update

Motambo is adjusting nicely to his new life at Tchimpounga.  He has fully recovered from his tetanus infection, and his significant wounds have healed.  A few small marks on his skin are the only reminders of the terrible trauma he suffered at the hands of poachers.

Motambo with Makassi  and La Vieille

James Cameron, Jane Goodall, Robert Ballard to Take Part In Google+ Hangout Sunday

Explorers from Around the World to Mark 125th Anniversary of National Geographic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2013 -- Have you ever wanted to ask a question of the man who discovered the remains of the Titanic, the primatologist who pioneered field research on wild chimpanzees or the explorer who made the first solo dive to the ocean's deepest point?

Happy Holidays from JGI!

Happy holidays and a joyous new year to all of our friends and supporters.  We couldn't do what we do without you.  If you would like to make a gift this year to help our ongoing efforts to improve the world for all living things, please click here.

 

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Wounda's Journey

Watch her enjoy her new home at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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Saving Chimps From Snares (Graphic Images)!

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