A Day in the Life of Tchimpounga’s Chimpanzees


The Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center is home to over 150 chimpanzees. Many of these chimpanzees were orphaned when they were very young by poachers, who will often kill chimpanzee mothers for the illegal bushmeat trade and then sell her offspring, illegally, as exotic pets.

To learn about life at Tchimpounga, and about the hard work that the team at Tchimpounga carries out every day to make sure that these rescued chimpanzees have a happy and healthy life, please watch the above video.

Every chimpanzee that the Jane Goodall Institute takes in at our Tchimpounga sanctuary requires a lifetime of care, and as chimpanzees can live for over 50 years in captivity, this is a huge undertaking. The only way we are able to continue caring for these vulnerable chimpanzees is with the support of our donors, especially our Chimpanzee Guardians.

Chimpanzee Guardians give monthly donations, and every penny raised from these donations goes toward the care of Tchimpounga’s chimpanzees. Chimpanzee Guardians help us pay for the chimp’s food, enrichment activities, veterinary care, and for the caregivers that spend so much time making sure each chimpanzee is happy and healthy.

Please help us continue to care for these chimpanzees by becoming a Chimpanzee Guardian today.

About Author

Brittany is the Manager of Marketing and Communications at the Jane Goodall Institute. She focuses on outreach to JGI's supporter base through both print and electronic communications. Brittany has a BA in Journalism & Media studies from Rutgers University and a master's degree in International Politics & Human Rights from the University of Glasgow. Her involvement with the Jane Goodall Institute began in 2011 when she became an intern for Roots & Shoots, JGI's global youth program. Later that same year, she accepted a permanent position on JGI's Development team.