Who We Are
Chimfunshi has been rescuing chimpanzees from the bushmeat and pet trade since 1983
After bringing that chimp - named Pal - back to health, the word of his recovery spread and soon the couple were inundated with orphan chimpanzees.
Actually, with over 145 chimpanzees, Chimfunshi is now one of the largest (9,300 Ha) and oldest chimpanzee sanctuaries of the world.
Although many of the chimpanzees were confiscated from poachers who attempted to smuggle the infants into Zambia for sale as pets, an equally large number were rescued from dilapidated zoos and circuses from all over Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.