The video tells the story of female chimpanzee Wounda – she’s re-living a new life after being treated at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
The name Wounda in Congo means ‘close to dying’. As you would watch the video, you could notice Dr Rebeca Atencia, Tchimpounga Manager says when Wounda was brought to the rehabilitation center she was close to dying. When Wounda was rescued, she was seen losing weight and suffering from many other illnesses. As time passed, it was getting difficult to help her get back in shape. It took years to get her back in good health. When Wounda received a litre of milk every morning, the caretakers at the center noticed improvement in her health.
When the time came to release Wounda into the wild, she was put into a crate and taken to a sanctuary site on Tchindzoulou Island in the nearby Kouilou River, the country’s second gigantic river after the Congo. Even when she was inside the crate, Dr Rebeca had an eye on that magnificent creature.
After reaching the site when Wounda was freed into the wild, she could just hug and thank Dr Jane Goodall for all the care she took and helped her to regain strength. It has been two decades since Dr. Jane opened the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo. She is doing this wonderful deed to save the chimpanzees from illegal commercial bushmeat and pet trades.
The way Wounda was nursed at the center helped her to regain good health and lead a new life. She is the 15th chimpanzee to be released in the Tchindzoulou Island.
Watch the beautiful story of the female chimpanzee Wounda.