• A Bullied Chimpanzee!

    My Name is Baluku The life of a Chimpanzee is quite interesting, in that we make it easy to be captured and turned into pets. That was my demise too, I’m not any different from any of my brothers and sisters here at Ngamba Island, the only difference is, it was harder integrating me in […]

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  • It’s dangerous being a Chimpanzee

    My name is Chimp Peace and I’m 30 years old this year. But for 12 years of my life I lived under captivity and at exactly 12 years old, I was taken to Court and stood before the Judge to defend my rights as a Chimpanzee. That sounds like a great feat, right?! But to […]

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  • Hajati Medina

    Being a Muslim is not easy, the continuous wash ups and fasts and prayers, it’s so hard for a girl to keep up but I try my best. My name is Hajati Medina and I am the only Muslim Chimpanzee living at Ngamba Island. I came from South Sudan so you can clearly understand my […]

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  • chimp eddy

    Hi, my name is Eddy

    Eddy is an adult male who is estimated to be born in 1989, was confiscated from Akefs Egyptian Circus, Kampala. He arrived at Ngamba in October 1998 and later in 2004 took over as an alpha male by overthrowing Robbie. Later Mika overthrow him. Eddie has a healthy shiny black coat of hair. His face is […]

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  • chimp bahati at ngamba

    I’m Bahati

    Meet Chimp Bahati Bahati is an adult female who is estimated to be born in 1990, she was confiscated from Kibaale western Uganda and arrived at Ngamba in October 1998.She is slightly dark faced chimpanzee and her name means “Luck” in Swahili. She is an adult female who is rarely caught in conflicts and therefore […]

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  • chimp pasa

    Meet Chimp Pasa

    Hello, She is a female estimated to be born in November 1999 after being confiscated from Arua and arrived at Ngamba on 17th April 2000.Pasa was named after the ‘Pan African Sanctuary Alliance’ which was formed during a workshop held in Entebbe at the time of her confiscation. She was approximately 6 months old on […]

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  • Baby girl chimp at Ngamba

    Hi, am Kyewunyo

    Meet Chimp Kyewunyo She is one of the young adult female who was born on 1st July 2002 to Katie on Ngamba Island. Kyewunyo means ‘surprise’ in Luganda.  She was named this because she was born to Katie, one of our resident adult females who got pregnant between her old and new implant being fitted. […]

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  • Its Dangerous being a Chimpanzee

    My Name is Chimp Ikuru I saw my mother die. There was a war in the forests of the Democratic republic of Congo, that’s where we lived. Gunshots would go off at night and sometimes during day. My mother would always successfully carry me on her back to take me away from the cross fire. […]

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  • chimp Natash

    I’m Natasha

    Meet Chimp Natasha Natasha is a female chimpanzee who is estimated to be born in 1990 and originated from Kibale/Itwara forest Uganda .She arrived at Ngamba in October 1998 and confiscated from Arua Northern Uganda. She has a short, black coat, a black face with a wrinkled forehead Natasha is one of the smartest females […]

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  • chimp kisembo

    Meet Chimp Kisembo

    Hello, Am male chimp, who originated from DRC and is estimated to be born in 1999.He arrived at Ngamba on 9th August 2000.Kisembo was confiscated from Arua at the back of a bicycle when he was on his way to being sold to a Ugandan housewife. He is one of the young adults in the […]

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