Wounda means "close to dying" and that's exactly how animal rescuers working with Dr. Jane Goodall found the chimpanzee who bears the name. After being taken to Tchindzoulou Island to be freed, Wounda can't help but hug the people who saved her life.
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This video documents the story of Wounda, one of the more than 160 chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
Thanks to the expert care provided at Tchimpounga, Wounda overcame significant adversity and illness and was recently relocated to Tchindzoulou Island, one of three islands that are part of the newly expanded sanctuary. Dr. Jane Goodall was on hand to witness Wounda's emotional release, and now you can too.
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Disclaimer: Please note, that Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada do not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees.