With unprecedented access and filmed over 30 years, this groundbreaking series uncovers Jane Goodall’s journey to create the largest chimp sanctuary in Africa, and follows the rehabilitation of a cast of orphaned chimpanzees from recovery to eventually living in a wild environment.
From malnutrition and tetanus to disease and paralysis, the sanctuary’s director Rebeca Atencia and her team are challenged daily on a whole range of issues. Reacting to the problems thrown at them, but over time building up unbelievable knowledge that is now leading the scientific world in its approach. Their work is pivotal in supporting law enforcement efforts to reduce illegal trafficking of great apes. No matter how many laws are made, they can’t be enforced unless there is a safe place for the chimps to go. That place is Tchimpounga.