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Worldwide Youth Network Raises $40,000 to Help Orphan Chimpanzees in Africa

by Pat Coate | December 27, 2006

Arlington, Virginia, USA - Orphan chimpanzees in Africa will get a new place to rest their heads thanks to the remarkable efforts of hundreds of young people, all members of the Jane Goodall Institute's Roots & Shoots program, who raised $40,000 in 2006 for a new care facility at the Institute's Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.

The 65-acre Tchimpounga Sanctuary is the largest chimpanzee sanctuary on the African continent, providing refuge for more than 120 orphaned chimpanzees whose mothers and families have been killed by illegal poaching or for the commercial bushmeat trade.

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