• BOLLY AND THEMBA JOIN THE FOREST COMMUNITY…

    It has been a month since we started the integration of the babies inside the holding facility or sleeping area. On 4th April 2022, it was Bolly and Themba’s day to be released to the forest as per the integration plan. Bolly and Themba alongside their mothers were released to the forest by 7:45am. As they […]

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  • Gift a Chimp

    Gift A Chimp

    Greetings from Ngamba Chimps! Giving is caring as you have always had our back. We once again reach out to you for help. We are running a Gift a Chimp campaign that is geared towards raising funds for Ngamba Chimps. The support is to help us run the daily operations of the sanctuary which includes; […]

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  • Ngamba chimps get new food menu

    Ngamba Chimps get New Food Menu

    Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary rolls out a revised chimpanzee food menu this year. The Chimpanzee Trust Strategic plan provides for the continued improvement of the welfare of the chimpanzees in its care at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria. With now 52 orphaned and rescued chimpanzees, with an age range from less than […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Logical thinking of chimpanzees at Ngamba island

    Behaviour Research – Logical Thinking In Chimpanzees

    The sanctuary has been conducting behavioural research and logical thinking in chimpanzees at Ngamba Island , for more than 20 years! This month we partnered with two visiting researchers from the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Jan Engelmann and Dr. Hanna Schleihauf and are comparative psychologists working to study chimpanzee behaviour and cognition. During their […]

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  • Conservation through Radio drama

    Conservation Education through Radio Drama

    Chimpanzee Trust through its Education program has adopted conservation education through radio drama. This has been done through the production of a radio drama as an efficient and effective means of increasing the awareness of the public. This has been done specifically for communities living close to wildlife. Over the last 3-4years, the Trust has […]

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  • ANNUAL CHIMPANZEE HEALTH CHECKS 2020

    Despite the challenges faced in 2020, the annual chimpanzee health checks 2020 took place November (albeit a little late). All the chimpanzees received a clean bill of health and we are happy to note that we have not lost any chimpanzees and hope to maintain this to the end of the year. One of the […]

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  • Chimpanzee Trust Becomes a Recognized Partner of GlobalGiving

    In June, Chimpanzee Trust participated in a three weeks fundraiser organized by GlobalGiving where with your support we raised $29,858 from 123 donors. This was from our project fundraiser entitled “Support orphaned and wild Chimpanzees in Uganda.” At the end of the fundraiser, the Chimpanzee Trust project came second in raising the most money for […]

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  • Ngamba chimps new leader

    Ngamba Island Chimps get new leader

    In awake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ngamba island chimps get new leader, Chimp Kisembo. This chimpanzee has been eyeing the Alpha Male position since 2010 during Chimp Mika’s reign. Chimpanzee leadership varies from one individual to another and to become a leader is not about being stronger or weaker neither young nor old but the […]

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