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Dr Rebeca Atencia


Dr Rebeca Atencia serves as the Executive Director of the Jane Goodall Institute in the Congo, and the Manager and Head Veterinarian at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre.

Originally from Ferrols, Spain, Rebeca earned her veterinary degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Before joining JGI, she served as chief veterinarian at Aitana Safari Zoological Park in Alicante, Spain, as an advisory veterinarian for Sanctuary of Primates, and as a veterinarian and chief of camp for HELP-Congo, an organisation that rehabilitates and reintroduces chimpanzees to the wild.

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