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18 November, 2013

Husqvarna supports the Jane Goodall Institute - Chimp Eden

The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa, Chimp Eden is the only Southern African sanctuary currently caring for thirty four endangered chimpanzees. These animals have been rescued from a number of African countries where they have been kept in poor conditions and abused.  In some instances they have been traumatised and used for entertainment in circuses, traded in the illegal pet market or orphaned and many are survivors of the bush meat trade.  It is estimated that chimpanzees in the wild may be extinct within the next 10 - 20 years if current trends are not reversed.

Husqvarna supports the Jane Goodall Institute – Chimp Eden


Husqvarna SA recently had the opportunity to visit Chimp Eden to hand over a new sponsored petrol chainsaw to assist staff with the maintenance of the large chimp enclosures and the trimming of the blue gum trees.  Rudamans, our local Husqvarna dealership in Nelspruit, has kindly volunteered to train the staff at Chimp Eden to safely use this machine.  Husqvarna pride themselves on having many safety features on our chainsaws which include a kickback guard and a chain brake.  With training from Rudamans, Chimp Eden will be able to run this saw efficiently and effectively and in the safest way possible.

The Chimp Eden sanctuary, located just outside Nelspruit, provides a safe haven for these chimps in large enclosures with trees and natural vegetation.  Here they live a semi-wild chimpanzee life - foraging and   interacting with each other. They are supplied with adequate and healthy food and are treated with kindness.  These considerations were in short supply in their previous lives.

In keeping with providing a safe and healthy lifestyle for these chimps, Husqvarna believe a cleaner working and local environment is the way forward as well.  Technological developments in our machines have resulted in even cleaner, more effective and more-fuel efficient internal combustion engines.  The chainsaw's two-stroke engine is no exemption.  Having a clean and healthy working and local environment is important to everyone, including those who use chainsaws in their daily work.

Open 365 days a year, Chimp Eden offer tours at 10am, 12pm and 2pm, weather dependent.  There are viewpoints overlooking the forest and ‘foraging areas' from which visitors and volunteers can observe and study the chimpanzees. 

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