Lemba

Lemba

 
In light of Rotary International's campaign to eradicate polio, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) staff at this year's convention in Lisbon shared the video story of Lemba.  Lemba, one of the many orphan chimpanzees living at JGI's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo, lost the use of her legs as a result of polio.  But as you'll see in the video, Lemba didn't let her disability get in her way!

Life with Lemba

Each morning, Wounda receives a liter of milk. This is just one of several treatments she receives due to a recent illness. Young Lemba watches in anticipation until the caregivers produce a bottle for her. For Lemba, milk is a special treat, so the mornings are her favorite part of the day.

Life with Lemba

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.

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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Preparations for Lemba

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Ticklish Lemba

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Naughty Lemba

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