A chimpanzee stands with one hand reaching up on top of a post, and the other arm around the shoulders of a smaller chimp

Limbe Wildlife Centre



The Limbe Wildlife Centre near Douala, Cameroon, is a highly respected sanctuary for chimpanzees, gorillas and other primates, with an extensive local outreach and education programme. Its dedicated team currently care for hundreds of animals that have been confiscated from the wildlife trade.

Limbe provides a long-term solution for confiscated wildlife. Working with the local and international community, Limbe aims to secure the survival of the endangered species of Cameroon. Where possible, confiscated animals are released back into the wild. But for many species such as apes, finding suitable habitat, free of threat but with room for new populations to be introduced, is challenging.

Born Free has supported the work of Limbe Wildlife Centre since 2004 and remains committed to providing support because of the incredible work to protect wildlife and the impressive standards of animal welfare that underlie all the centre’s activities.

Visit the Limbe Wildlife Centre website