The Jane Goodall Institute’s (JGI) Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo is home to 150 rescued orphan chimpanzees. These chimpanzees are victims of the illegal commercial bush meat and exotic pet trades, often arriving at the sanctuary sick, malnourished, and injured. Under the skillful care of JGI’s dedicated staff, these chimpanzees receive a second chance at life. You can provide the gift of a safe, happy home for these chimpanzees and receive exclusive updates on many of the individual chimps!
Shawn Sweeney is a senior director of community engagement at the Jane Goodall Institute and works to create connections among the organizations staff, constituents, supporters and the wider world. Shawn has been involved with the Jane Goodall Institute since 2004 when as a college student he led a group of fellow students in Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots at the College of Wooster. Shawn has a masters of education in humane education and has been working in service learning and communications with the Jane Goodall Institute since 2007 when he joined the staff.