Chimpanzee Project - South Africa
Situated within the beautiful 1,000 hectares Umhloti Nature Reserve, 15 kilometres outside Nelspruit, the Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to chimps that have been displaced from their natural habitats in Africa.
The project was established in 2006 and is the first chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa.
Chimpanzee numbers are rapidly declining in the wild, and they may be extinct within the next 10 – 20 years if current trends cannot be reversed. Although chimpanzees are not native to South Africa the goal of the project is to care for chimpanzees that have survived the bushmeat trade, been orphaned, traded in the illegal pet market, or rescued from the entertainment business. vThis project brings the world of chimpanzees closer to humanity through education end eco-tourism.