Help Feed over 150 Orphaned Chimpanzees

by Jane Goodall Institute
Oct 23, 2012

Meet Jeje, one of Tchimpounga's newest arrivals!

Jeje enjoying his favorite food!
Jeje enjoying his favorite food!

JeJe is  one of Tchimpounga’s newest additions, having arrived in June 2012. Like most chimpanzees who come to Tchimpounga, Jeje arrived sick, malnourished and suffering from parasites. It took a great deal of time and veterinary care to make Jeje healthy again.

Staff at Tchimpounga not only need to worry about young chimps’ physical health, but must address their psychological health as well. Chimps like Jeje who come to the sanctuary as babies need constant contact to enable them to develop normally by developing strong emotional bonds. Chimps are incredibly social animals that thrive on constant interaction with others in their group, so a high level of physical contact at an early age is necessary for any chimpanzee’s well being.

Due to being separated from his mother at such a young age, Jeje was not given a chance to start eating wild fruits from the forest like a young chimp normally would. Because of this, his teeth have not experienced the usual wear-and-tear and instead remain very white and prominent, giving Jeje a comical appearance. Jeje now enjoys using those impressive teeth to bite into watermelons, his favorite food!

Help us care for orphaned chimps like Jeje by donating to this project today!

  • Joan
    Joan thankyou for the update, it good to hear something nice even though its not really nice a chimp having to be away from its family who he probably seen killed. thank god for Jane Goodall and her wounderful work. also her dedicated care staff who look and care for them, a big THANKYOU.
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  • Karen  Elly
    Karen Elly I wish I could meet Jeje in person! He is so cute, and I am very grateful for Jane Goodall. I wish I could meet her as well!
    • 4 years ago
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