Here at One Green Planet, we love seeing uplifting videos of animals being returned to the wild. You may have seen our adorable video compilation of primates in sanctuaries, and if you haven’t, they are definitely worth the watch!

Today, we bring you a very special video from the Jane Goodall Institute team in the Republic of the Congo. In the video, Jane and her team take a rehabilitated chimpanzee, Wounda, back into the wild. You’ll see images of Wounda’s condition before she came to the sanctuary and then get to watch her being moved back into her wild home — the transformation is truly breathtaking. Wounda is so alive — so clearly happy to be back where she belongs.

There will be many joyous days when more chimpanzees can experience the freedom that Wounda has now found. Watch her heartwarming release right here: