Hi, My Name is: Afrika

chimp Afrika

 Early 2007

 Sex: Female

 Origin: Kashoya Kitomi National Forest, UGANDA

 Arrived at Ngamba: 18th June 2008

Confiscated: Near Kashoya Kitomi National Forest Reserve by UWA rangers at Kyambura Wildlife Reserve (QENP)

Before she was confiscated, Afrika had been confined in an improvised wooden cage with no provision for stretching, except when she extended her arm to get food. Surviving only on ripe bananas and popcorn, she was dehydrated and weak with a very poor appetite when she was found. As resilient as she was fortunate to have been rescued, today Afrika is sometimes referred to as ‘Cutie’ because she is liked my many juvenile females, who at times fight for her.

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