The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa is sharing a world-first with you. We are giving you a live view in the night quarters where Nina has given birth to a baby boy chimp on January 23rd.
In April 2007 Nina was confiscated from bushmeat hunters by the local authorities in South Sudan and taken to a zoo in the town of Wau. From there, she went to a JGI safe house located in Rumbek Sudan. Nina and four other infants (Thomas, Charlie, Dinka and Zee) were rescued from the Sudan at the same time and quarantined together.
The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa is a Rescue Sanctuary for such Chimpanzees and as such has a very strict non-breeding policy, but the implant failed. While Nina herself was tragically robbed of a normal childhood in the wild with her chimpanzee family, first signs are promising of her accepting her baby. We suspect the father to be Thomas (himself tragically a bushmeat orphan).
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