There are currently four chimpanzees aptly named the Escape Artists due to their ability to escape from the large forested enclosures at Chimfunshi. Because of this they are housed in a large cage for their safety and for that of visitors, volunteers and keepers, but which does not allow them access to their natural, forested habitat.
The key objective is the improvement of the health and wellbeing of the Chimpanzees in relation to the more space and a more natural environment through providing new enclosures.
Long Term Impact:
Our long term objective is to conserve the Chimpanzee population in Africa and to reduce the negative impact of human-wildlife conflict on Chimpanzees in Zambia. Demonstrating a better living environment will help to educate visitors that come to the sanctuary as well as donors of Chimfunshi.
This project is contributing towards the efforts of Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust. African Impact Foundation are fundraising in partnership to contribute towards the electrical system needed to ensure the ‘Escape Artists’ can access a more natural, forested environment within a secure fenced enclosure.