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Summer 2013 Travel Blog: Jane Travels to Alaska with Disneynature to Witness Bears in the Wilderness

Last summer, Jane had the opportunity to travel to Alaska, a place where she has always wanted to visit.  Jane’s trip to Alaska was for the filming of the new Disneynature movie, “Bears”, showcasing the life of two mother bears and their young cubs. Jane had an amazing time visiting Alaska’s national parks, observing bears in the wild and experiencing the natural beauty Alaska has to offer.

Jane Supports Disneynature as Ambassador

I am very proud to serve as a Disneynature Ambassador and to join Disney in speaking up about the importance of protected areas like America’s national parks to preserving the habitats and natural resources all of us need to thrive. 
 
I joined the Disneynature team while they were filming the movie Bears, I witnessed first-hand the beauty of America’s national parks.

Reflections on an Awesome Premiere of Disneynature's "Chimpanzee" in Toronto

This past spring, during the theatrical release of Disneynature's Chimpanzee, Bill Wallauer, JGI's research videographer and wildlife cameraman, and one of the movie's principal photographers attended the premiere of the movie at the Toronto International Film Fest. Read on to learn about Bill's experience. 

Bill Wallauer speaking at the Toronto International Film Fest

Disneynature Chimpanzee (On DVD)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Meet Oscar, the Young Chimp Whose Playful Curiosity and Zest
for Discovery Light Up the African Forest

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Disneynature and the Jane Goodall Institute Announce Conservation Program Impact

See CHIMPANZEE, Saving Chimpanzees

Program Will Protect 129,236 Acres of Habitat, Educate 60,000 Schoolchildren about Chimpanzee Conservation, and Care for Orphaned Chimpanzees

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.

 

“SEE ‘CHIMPANZEE,’ SAVE CHIMPANZEES” PROGRAM EXTENDED

 

Disneynature’s Newest True Life Adventure 
Celebrates its $10.6 Million Opening-Weekend 

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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.