This JGI chimpanzee sanctuary brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education end eco-tourism.
The chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) is considered to be the closest relative to humans and is “Endangered’ under a strict application of the IUCN Red List Criteria (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and is listed in Appendix 1 of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).
No truth: People close to Jackson have denied claims that he bulled the chimp saying he was treated like a king.
In the Congo it means 'close to dying' - and that is exactly how she was found when she was taken in by the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
Chimpanzees in the wild may be extinct within the next 10 - 20 years if current trends cannot be reversed.
The goal of the chimpanzee sanctuary is to rescue chimpanzees that have survived the bush meat trade, been orphaned, traded in the illegal pet market, or rescued from being traumatised for entertainment in circuses, beach resorts and night clubs.
PICTURE the scene: a weak leader is struggling to hold onto power as ambitious upstarts plot to take over.
As tensions rise, the community splits and the killing begins. No, this isn’t the storyline of an HBO fantasy drama, but real events involving chimps in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park.
So extreme and sustained was the aggression that Goodall dubbed it a war.At first I was surprised by their indifference to a potential mate.Then I realized that it would be many days before the female’s swelling blossomed into the large, shiny sphere that signals ovulation.Situated within the beautiful 1,000 hectare Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit, the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) South Africa Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa.Chimp Eden was established in 2006 and is the first and only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa.