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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.

 

Chimpanzee Photo of the Week: November 26, 2012

Here's the latest contender for the Chimpanzee Photo of the Week Caption This! game. Using the comment box beneath the photo, submit your caption! The JGI team will pick the top three, and our community will vote on the top one for this week. There are no prizes or winners, just good old plain fun! 

 

Please note that the comments are moderated and will appear as soon as someone from the JGI team has a chance to approve them. 

 

Motambo the Miracle

On October 10, 2012, this year’s seventh orphan arrived on Tchimpounga’s doorstep.  Like Mambou, this young five-year-old male chimpanzee was suffering from a very serious medical condition.  He also had terrible wounds on his left wrist and waist, had a fractured collarbone, and was missing several teeth in his upper jaw.

Motambo the Miracle

Chimpanzee Photo of the Week: November 19, 2012

Update: November 26, 2012 - Here's the winning caption," For Heaven's sake, Prudence, put the camera down and come eat." In reality these are a group of chimpanzees enjoying eggplant for lunch at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo. 

 

Meet Kudia

Kudia was one of the first Tchimpounga chimpanzees to be transferred to Tchindzoulou Island.  She received this special honor because of her independent and courageous nature, as well as her excellent health.

Kudia
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