Feed a Young Chimpanzee for a Month
Help a rescued chimpanzee return to the wild!
Each year in Africa, thousands of chimpanzees are killed by poachers for the illegal "bush meat" trade. Orphaned baby chimps, not desired for their meat, are then captured and sent, under frightening and dangerous conditions, to either end up as a roadside attraction or to be sold as a pet.
Rescued from the pet trade yet unable to survive in the wild, many of these fragile creatures find a safe haven at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the Ugandan waters of eastern Africa's massive Lake Victoria. There they are able to recover from their captivity, socialize with other rescued chimpanzees, and learn new skills, with the ultimate goal of being re-introduced to the wild.
Your donation through this Gift That Gives More™ helps care for these beautiful rescued animals! $61.00 provides a month's worth of food for a young chimpanzee, strengthening it for an eventual return to the wild.
Report from the Field
Two of the many young chimpanzees being cared for at Ngamba Island were mentioned in the April 2008 "Ngamba News" bulletin (Issue 15):
"Afrika has steadily registered improvement. No worms and other stomach disorders were recorded except a dry cough, but this has cleared after two weeks of medication. Afrika put to use her hunting skills when she caught a weaver bird on the tree during the walk in the quarantine compound. Mac scratched his left eye, which led to an inflammation. However, it cleared overnight. He has maintained his appetite, with preference for sweet foods. Mac is such a poor climber. He could not dare get up the tree during a walk recently."
[. . .] "Afrika and Mac have become so obsessed with walks around the compound, and often resist returning to the dens. As they finalise the quarantine protocols, we await the final decision by UWA [Uganda Wildlife Society] about their home after quarantine."
In addition to giving rescued chimpanzees a safe home and ensuring their welfare, the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary provides a low-human impact environment on Ngamba Island, a high-quality educational experience for visitors, and benefits the island's local communities.
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