Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary was founded in 1995, is home to 100 chimps & just on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone!
This sanctuary enforces wildlife laws & provides a home for rescued chimpanzees with the hopes of releasing them back into the wild. Many chimps that come here have suffered extreme mental trauma from being violently separated from their families, as well as physical traumas from shotguns, machetes & fires. 😭
You can stay in this sanctuary to learn more about chimpanzees, eco-tourism & environmental conservation! 🌿
Caregiver Awbrea says Sheena is a sassy, dominant chimp, so the side-eye she's serving up here is pretty typical. Within her group, though, she actually prefers to stay out of the drama. She'd rather hang out with her pal, Betsy, and make sure the boys don't get too rowdy around her friend.
Can we all take a moment to appreciate how beautiful Arden is?? She's also a wonderful big sister to 2-year-old Carlee. She takes her on adventures in their habitat and is eternally patient with Carlee's sass. ". Carlee thinks she's in charge of Arden," shares Animal Care Coordinator Awbrea. "She'll come up and hit Arden on the head because she wants her banana. Arden puts up with it, and their mom, Passion, sits in the corner watching like, 'UGH, these children!'"Credits @chimphaven 💛 #chimpanzee
We want to start this week with this wonderful article from @janegoodallinst about the limit of humanity and primates.
Very interesting to see new points of view! 🌍 Link in our bio.
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Happy Monday: Don't wait until the high season to book your trip to see the primates and the gentle apes.
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This chimpanzee paused and sat down, looking at me. Our eyes locked. We didn't have words to use to communicate. But we did communicate, with our eyes and body language. There was an understanding.
I was so grateful to spend time with this chimp. It was in a large natural compound in Kenya, with other chimps, built to provide a comfolife for chimps which had been abused by humans.
I am going back... to take more images, but also to check in on my friend. Our photography groups support this refuge! Bob
Each year, the prestigious Siddle-Marsden Award is presented to an African staff member at a PASA sanctuary who best exemplifies a commitment to primates, conservation, and excellence. This year, the award has been scooped by our very own Joseph Maiyo, supervisor at Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary!
Maiyo has been part of the Ol Pejeta family for 26 years and is one of our longest-serving chimpanzee caretakers. He oversees the care of 37 chimps and provides exemplary leadership to our 17 caretakers at Sweetwaters. His hard work, knowledge and experience inspires us all.
Congratulations Maiyo, you’ve made us proud!
Thank you to PASA Primates (Pan African Sanctuary Alliance) for the honour!
Ens encanta veure'ls dormir plàcidament. Tranquils, segurs i protegits. Ningú tornarà a fer-los mal mai més. ❤️ Ajuda'ns a seguir canviant vides 👉www.fundacionmona.org/ayudanos
Nos encanta verles dormir plácidamente. Tranquilos, seguros y protegidos. Nadie va a volver a hacerles daño nunca. ❤️ Ayúdanos a seguir cambiando vidas 👉www.fundacionmona.org/ayudanos
We love to see them sleeping peacefully. Quiet, safe and protected. No one will ever hurt them again. ❤️ Help us keep changing lives 👉 www.fundacionmona.org/ayudanos
Last Wednesday was "International Day of Hungtington's Disease". It is a really unknown and mistreated illness, but we have to learn more about it and work in investigation, in order to be able to find a cure and help those in need 💚
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Kibale Forest in Uganda is home to around 1500 chimpanzees living in 13 communities. Of these, various groups have been successfully habituated; some for scientific study and others, such as the Kanyanchu group, are used for tracking.
Did you know that #play is evident in almost all mammals across all ages?
There is evidence of #bears 🐻, #dolphins 🐬, #chimpanzees 🐒 and even #crocodiles 🐊 playing! Some species even find their own toys in the wild in the form of twigs, stones and mud.
Next time you're out and about with your #family have a look at what animals are around you and see if you can spot any of them playing.
Happy #greatapesgivingday ! Every single day, so many of you in our audience ask “How can I help?” On this day, organizations like ours are asking you directly for help - there are thousands of great apes in dire need of care. The chimpanzees at our Tchimpounga sanctuary have faced the worst conditions you can imagine, torn from their mothers arms, many dramatically injured, psychologically traumatized. At Tchimpounga they are given a second chance to feel love, heal, and live in integrated groups with other rescued chimpanzees. Many of you have seen the power of this, especially in stories like that of Wounda - the rescued Tchimpounga chimpanzee who embraced Dr. Goodall, recognizing her kindness and that of her salvation and head of the sanctuary Dr. Rebeca Atencia. This is essential work, thousands of great apes like Wounda are stolen from the wild every year for the illegal pet or bushmeat trade. But creating and maintaining individual care plans and support for these chimpanzees is costly. With your support, you will be giving them food, medical supplies, facilities, and love. Please consider donating today ( or donate in honor of someone as a gift!) link in bio. Chimpanzees are our closest living relatives - emotionally complex and full of life - they’re counting on you to stand up for them when they cannot stand up for themselves. | #janegoodall#drjanegoodall#drgoodall#chimpanzees#chimpanzee#chimps#greatapes#conservation#chimpwelfare#animalwelfare#animalsanctuary#wildlifesanctuary#protectwildlife#animals#animallove#animallovers#give#hope
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