ChimfunshiThe Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage, located approximately 65 kilometres from Chingola on the Copperbelt, is one of the world’s largest and oldest shelters for chimpanzees. Chimfunshi gives about 120 chimpanzees a species-appropriate home within a wild area of 4,200 hectares. The orphanage was founded in the 1980s by David and Sheila Siddle after a game ranger rang their doorbell – with a heavily injured baby chimpanzee in his arms. Word spread quickly that the Siddles had rescued a chimpanzee, and more and more chimpanzees came to Chimfunshi. You can support Chimfunshi by becoming a volunteer or ambassador, by sponsoring a chimpanzee, or by donating. Right now Chimfunshi is raising funds for a new outdoor enclosure, a veterinary clinic and expansion of its school. More information at