It is a great honor for me to work for Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. We were founded in 1998 by Dr. Jane Goodall, and a group of founding trustees. The sanctuary, located on Uganda’s Lake Victoria, is home to 48 chimpanzees that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade. They live on 95 acres of pristine forest habitat. The chimpanzee in my video is 7 year old Sarah, and she is one my favorites. These great apes are a highly endangered species, and their conservation is critical. We share 98.7% of our DNA with the chimpanzees. Please visit http://www.NgambaIsland.org.
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.
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