Grotesque and emaciated. That was how Dr. Jane Goodall described Gregoire when she met the chimpanzee for the first time. Because of the condition he was in, she feared for his life.

But thanks to the support of generous donors and Dr. Jane’s relentless determination, Gregoire was eventually transferred to our Tchimpounga Sanctuary. There, he was given a second chance at life. He was finally free to heal and bond with other chimpanzees who shared similar trauma.

The truth is, there are many other chimpanzees with similarly horrific stories. With your help, together, we can continue to keep our promise to never turn away a chimpanzee in need.

In honour of World Chimpanzee Day, we’re inviting you to join us and help secure a safer future for chimpanzees like the late Gregoire. Your kind gift today will go towards giving them a second chance, too. Thank you!

Your donation will go to work right away, helping us to:

  • Protect orphaned, abused, and injured chimpanzees from the illegal wildlife trade and other human impacts;
  • Support life-saving programs and initiatives like the Sniffer Dog program, where dogs are trained to sniff out products of the illegal wildlife trade in and around Tchimpounga Sanctuary;
  • Ensure communities can deliver community-centred conservation initiatives in both Canada and Africa, so that our planet is healthy for all beings.