Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center

Update: Tchimpounga’s Island Sanctuary Sites

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) has been working to ready three islands in the Kouilou River for the transfer of 100 chimpanzees currently living at Tchimpounga. On these islands, chimpanzees live in a much more natural, forested environment while still receiving care from Tchimpounga staff.

Tchimpounga Mandrills Successfully Released Back Into Wild

The Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga sanctuary is home to over 100 primates — but did you know that not all of those primates are chimpanzees?
 
Tchimpounga has undertaken the care and rehabilitation of a number of rescued mandrills. Mandrills are intelligent, social and one of the most colorful mammals in the world. Unfortunately, they are also endangered.
Mbote and her new infant, born in the wild. Photo Credit: Brad Mckenzie.

Update: Tchimpounga's Island Expansion

 
The Tchimpounga Island Expansion project encompasses three islands in the Kouilou River: Ngombe, Tchibebe and Tchindzoulou.

How Tchimpounga Is Saving Wild Chimpanzees

                      

From Cages To The Forest: Luc's Story

 
Luc had a tragic beginning to his life. As an infant, he was taken from his mother, who was likely killed by poachers.

Happy Holidays from the Chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Sanctuary

This video shows the chimpanzees of the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center, many of whom have been relocated to their new homes on three islands near the main sanctuary site. These islands are now being used as an expansion of the sanctuary to help increase space and forest access for the more than 150 chimpanzees cared for by JGI's team at Tchimpounga.
 
With the help and support of JGI's donors these chimpanzees are now happier in their new pristine forest home.

JGI's Mandrill Release Program ... Notes From the Field

By Rori Kameka, University of Maryland student and summer intern at Tchimpounga
 
On three of the seven nights I have camped out with JGI’s Mandrill Release Research Team in Conkouati National Park, I have heard the footsteps of men walking just outside my tent. After hearing these noises for two nights, I was not entirely sure what to make of them. Miles Woodruff, the Mandrill Project Research Manager, had warned me that poachers occasionally pass through camp late at night.

With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.

The illegal, commercial bushmeat trade is not driven by the need to feed local people. Instead, this meat ends up in city markets and expensive restaurants throughout Equatorial Africa.

 

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With the increased commercialization of the illegal bushmeat trade across Central and Western Africa, thousands of adult chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife species like elephants and gorillas are killed every year.
 
The illegal, commercial bushmeat trade is not driven by the need to feed local people.

Travel with JGI - Chimpanzee Sanctuary Adventure

This is a marketing page for JGI's travel opportunities to the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

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