Help Feed over 150 Orphaned Chimpanzees

by Jane Goodall Institute
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Summary

The Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center (TCRC) in the Republic of Congo is home to more than 150 orphaned chimpanzees. The chimpanzees, victims of the illegal commercial bush meat trade, often arrive at the sanctuary sick, malnourished, and close to death. Under the skillful care of Tchimpounga's dedicated staff, these chimpanzees receive a second chance at life.
$300,000
total goal
$71,334
remaining
1,928
donors
28
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

The most basic need for the chimpanzees at Tchimpounga is food. Originally designed to house 30 chimpanzees, today there are more than 150 chimps at the sanctuary! It costs about $30,000 a month to feed these chimpanzees. With your help, we can reach our goal: to provide food and care for the chimps at Tchimpounga for the rest of their lives.

Solution

The Tchimpounga chimpanzees sleep in spacious enclosures and have large areas of forests to roam through by day. By exploring natural habitat together, they develop the social skills necessary for their long-term well-being. A full-grown chimpanzee leading a healthy active life eats approximately 250 lbs. of fruits and vegetables a month, plus 30 lbs. of other staples like rice, milk and cereal.

Long-Term Impact

JGI is committed to expanding its facilities to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of the animals under its care, as well as the safety of JGI's dedicated staff. With the cooperation and assistance of the Congolese government and other partners, JGI is working to relocate 60 of the largest and strongest chimpanzees from the existing TCRC site to Tchindzoulou Island, one of the three islands in the Kouilou River, with the hopes of one day releasing some of them back into the wild.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.janegoodall.org/​chimpanzees-rescue

Organization Information

Jane Goodall Institute

Location: Vienna, Virginia - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.janegoodall.org
Project Leader:
Brittany Cohen-Brown
Membership & Marketing
Vienna, Virginia United States
ROAR 2016
Time left to give:
$228,666 raised of $300,000 goal
 
 
3,280 donations
$71,334 to go
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