• introduction of baby chimpanzees to the adult community

    Introduction of Baby Chimpanzees to the adult Chimpanzee Community

    Captive born baby chimps born at the sanctuary in 2021, were initially separated, from their mothers, from the main group, to ensure their safety and survival. The integration or introduction of these two-captive born male chimpanzees commenced earlier this month. The babies, Bolly and Billi’s son; were separated to allow them to develop and grow […]

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  • I am Sunday (it’s dangerous being a Chimpanzee)

    Being a Chimpanzee is not the easiest thing in the world, I had to first live through it to know it. You see I was born in 1987 and captured by Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in 1989. When I got there, I was beside myself because finally, I had found refugee in the hands of […]

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  • chimp fights at Ngamba island

    Chimp fights at Ngamba | Asega Injured

    Fights among Chimps at Ngamba Island Asega injured in the middle of the night…. During the times when most females are in estrus, there are always fights within the group. It so happened that the night of 22nd November 2021, did not go well for Asega ( one of the adult males in the community […]

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  • Habitant Monitoring in Itohya forest

    HABITANT MONITORING IN ITOHYA FOREST

    Chimpanzee Trust in its mandate it is obliged to continuously implement habitat monitoring in the Albertine Rift region and the Itohya forest. Itohya is the only large private forest in Kikube district being one of the areas of focus since it is a harbour to more chimpanzees in the area. For the successful implementation of […]

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  • Forest restoration in Kikuube and Hoima District

    The Chimpanzee Trust, through the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA), has entered into a 5-year agreement with the Greater Good Foundation to plant, monitor and grow 240,000 tree seedlings in the chimpanzee corridors in the North Albertine region in western Uganda. In the recent planting season, 40,000 seedlings were distrcbuted to 61farmers in Kikuube and […]

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  • Other wildlife on Ngamba Island |Water Mongoose, Nile Monitor Lizards and Otters

    Ngamba Island has a variety of other wildlife species, including over 150 species of birds, mammals like the spot necked otters, fruits bats, marsh mongoose, genet cats and reptiles like the Nile monitor lizards, as well as other insects and plants. The sanctuary has recently recorded an increase in the sightings of the nocturnal marsh/water […]

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  • ENHANCING THE READING CULTURE IN CHILDREN

    The Chimpanzee Trust in partnership with Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) and Books for Development launched the mobile library in schools around Ngamba Island on Lake Victoria Uganda. The main goal for this launch was to expand access to reading books in the underprivileged communities, of which Koome Island is part. Five schools are […]

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  • NGAMBA ISLAND GETS A NEW BABY

    On May 17th 2021, Billi one of the resident chimpanzees at Ngamba Island gave birth to a bouncing male baby chimpanzee. In the first couple of weeks, the baby was not faring well. He was weak and lethargic and spent most of the day asleep and hardly moving, except to breastfeed, which was not as […]

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  • Chimpanzee Trust at the NGO Summit this World Primate week

    This September is designated to celebrate primates in the world. Chimpanzee Trust’s Executive Director- Dr Joshua Rukundo will be part of the guest speakers at the NGO Summit this World Primate Week. This week Chimpanzee Trust that manages Ngamba Island home to now 52 chimpanzees will be part of the protecting wildlife NGO summit. The […]

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  • human wildlife conflict awareness

    Community-based solutions to Human-Wildlife Conflict

    Chimpanzee Trust formed Village Saving and Loans Associations in 32 villages in Kikuube district to curb Human Wildlife conflict. In the past month, the Chimpanzee Trust Field team conducted routine monitoring of the village saving groups and parish Associations formed under the Human-Wildlife Conflict (HWC) resilience fund. The monitoring activity verified the resilience fund governance […]

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