Pasa is approximately 17 years old. A man from northern Uganda purchased her as an infant from a Congolese wildlife trader. Knowing that he had broken the law, the man turned her over to the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre in Entebbe, Uganda. She arrived at the Sanctuary when she was 6 months old, and required 24 hour human care until she was strong enough to join the juvenile chimpanzee group. Pasa is one of my favorite chimps, and she has such an engaging personality. Visit http://www.ngambaisland.org for more information about the work that we do in chimpanzee rescue and conservation.
My passions in life are wildlife conservation, animals, travel, food, wine, cultures, traditions, and learning languages. I worked with tigers and lions for many years in the U.S. This experience inspired within me a deep desire to protect endangered species. Currently, I am working for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. During my time here in East Africa, I have seen the importance of community based eco-tourism, and conservation.