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The Jane Goodall Institute has developed and hosts the Tchimpounga sanctuary in the Republic of the Congo, which houses about 150 injured and orphaned chimps who otherwise, would have suffered a horrific fate.
When orphaned chimpanzees arrive at our Tchimpounga Sanctuary, we give them the safe haven and skilled care they need for a second chance at life. We make this commitment for their entire lives, an average of 60 years in captivity. It takes a tremendous amount of resources to provide these vulnerable Chimpanzees with a lifetime of care.
Kabi was brought to the sanctuary in May 2018 after being found deep in the forests of northern Congo near a town called Mokabi, which gave him his name.
Vienna arrived a few months before Kabi after being discovered in the mountainous Niari region of Congo.