Worth Reblogging: First Chimps Released onto New Island Home
You need to watch this. Really.
Watch as the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) team from the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo moves the first group of female chimpanzees to Tchindzoulou, a nearby river island they will now call home. On the island, the chimpanzees will enjoy more freedom than they’ve ever had, while still receiving the same level of care from JGI’s staff. ( Jane Goodall Institute)
Since 2008, when the Tchimpounga Nature Reserve expansion was first proposed, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) and Congolese authorities have been working together to incorporate these islands as part of the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. These islands are part of the larger Tchimpounga Nature Reserve and are covered by dense lush forest. After the construction of some basic facilities, they will provide the ideal training ground for chimpanzees in the pre-release stage of rehabilitation or as a permanent habitat for those individuals who aren’t able to be released. (Jane Goodall Institute)
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