Thrilled to receive my certificate as an official Chimpanzee Guardian from The Jane Goodall Institute headquarters in Washington, DC. On June 8, 2020, I became a supporter and guardian of a smaller, lively and sociable female chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) named Anzac at the Tchimpouga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre on Ngombe Island, Tchimpounga, Republic of the Congo. Anzac was captured by poachers before she was rescued and brought to the sanctuary. Upon arrival, she was so small, veterinarians and staff had to weigh her on a food scale. Anzac is missing a portion of her left arm, which staff believe was the result of poachers using a machete to pry her from her embrace of her mother who was killed. Further highlighting the plight of these highly endangered primates and our closest relatives from the illegal wildlife trade, deforestation, bushmeat trade, etc. Anzac now is thriving at the sanctuary and able to navigate the forest and socializing well with other rescued chimpanzees. She has received a second chance through the dedicated work of scientists, caretakers at the Centre and volunteers and guardians around the world.