World Chimpanzee Day July 14

About World Chimpanzee Day

In honor of humankind’s closest living relative, World Chimpanzee Day is a celebration of chimpanzees and an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital need for worldwide participation in their care, protection, and conservation in the wild and in captivity. July 14, 1960, is the day Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot in what is now Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, to study wild chimpanzees. Dr. Goodall called attention to the remarkable chimpanzee and to this day, six decades later, advocates on their behalf. Today, we carry the torch. Join us in celebrating World Chimpanzee Day on July 14, 2020!

Goals of World Chimpanzee Day:

  • Celebrate our closest living relative in the animal kingdom.

  • Share understanding and inspire action by educating global audiences about their uniqueness, importance, and similarities to humans.

  • Raise awareness about threats they face in the wild including habitat loss, disease, and wildlife trafficking and promote their proper care in captive situations.

Learn more about this day, Dr. Jane Goodall's amazing work and chimpanzees here: https://www.worldchimpanzeeday.org/

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