A very grateful chimp was seen hugging Jane Goodall as she was being released back into the wild. Jane and her team released Wounda, the chimp into the wild. As the chimp began to examine her surroundings she began to realize that her time had come to be released back into the wild.
But before she would part ways with Jane and her team, she took the time to give a very special thanks to her caretaker and life safer.
Here is what the the Jane Goodall Institute had to say about the release on their Vimeo page.
This amazing video documents the story of Wounda, one of the more than 160 chimpanzees living at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center in the Republic of Congo.
Thanks to the expert care provided at Tchimpounga, Wounda overcame significant adversity and illness and was recently relocated to Tchindzoulou Island, one of three islands that are part of the newly expanded sanctuary. Dr. Jane Goodall was on hand to witness Wounda’s emotional release, and now you can too.
Disclaimer: Please note, that Dr. Goodall and the Jane Goodall Institute do not endorse handling or interfering with wild chimpanzees.