Originally the focus of Chimp Eden was to rehab and return to the wild. What a shame. Oberle had been at the Jane Goodall Institute's Chimp Eden since May, according to Eugene Cussons, the facility's managing director. It's the day Eugene has been waiting for since Jao rejected him several months ago. Cussons doesn’t go into detail, but Coogan figures that if he’s calling from South Africa, it must be bad. This time, though, the attack was at his own Jane Goodall Institute Chimpanzee Eden in eastern South Africa. Now it is a ‘chimp sanctuary’ (chimp warehouse?). According to the institute, the tourists were escorted to safety by staff members, which included Eugene Cussons, who hosted a cable television show about the sanctuary called "Escape to Chimp Eden." Efforts to pull the chimpanzees off Oberle had failed, and conservationist Eugene Cussons said he himself was attacked during the scuffle. This facility is nothing more than a swanky chimp zoo and serious fund raiser for certain entities, as described earlier. Oberle was at the sanctuary, near Nelspruit, South Africa, for the second time after training and volunteering there in 2010. Watch Escape to Chimp Eden: The Millennium Family from Season 2 at TVGuide.com Join / Sign Up Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. With Eugene Cussons. The sanctuary’s director, Eugene Cussons, fired into the air to scare the chimps away from the man, and then chased the animals back into their enclosure, the South African newspaper Beeld reported. He tells Coogan that her nephew has had an accident and is hurt and that he needs to get in touch with his parents. JGI SA will take over full managerial control over daily operation of The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary in Nelspruit (Mpumalanga), whilst Eugene Cussons will pursue other interests. Eugene Cussons (born 1979) is a South African wildlife conservationist who is the Rescue Director for the Jane Goodall Institute of South Africa, as well as the managing director of Chimpanzee Eden, a chimpanzee rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary in Mpumalanga As from 1 January 2013, The Jane Goodall Institute South Africa (JGI SA) and Eugene Cussons have separated. Cussons, a host of the Animal Planet show "Escape to Chimp Eden," said Oberle had apparently gone behind the first of two security fences while talking to the group. The man on the other end identifies himself as Eugene Cussons, director of Chimp Eden. These 2 chimps are certainly rehabbed and ready to return to the wild. The new family leaves quarantine and is released into the now empty infant enclosure. The sanctuary's manager, Eugene Cussons, fired into the air to scare the chimps away from Oberle, then chased them back into their enclosure. 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