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
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.
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.
are viewpoints overlooking the forest and ‘foraging areas' from which visitors
and volunteers can observe and study the chimpanzees.
For more details visit
the Chimp Eden Facebook page and/or website:
www.facebook.com/JGISA or www.chimpeden.com
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