Feed a Rescued Infant Chimpanzee for a Week - $21
Each year in Africa, thousands of chimpanzees are killed by poachers for the illegal "bush meat" trade. Orphaned baby chimps, not desired for their meat, are then captured and sent, under frightening and dangerous conditions, to either end up as a roadside attraction or to be sold as a pet.
Rescued from the pet trade yet unable to survive in the wild, many of these fragile creatures find a safe haven at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the Ugandan waters of eastern Africa's massive Lake Victoria. There they are able to recover from their captivity, socialize with other rescued chimpanzees, and learn new skills, with the ultimate goal of being re-introduced to the wild.
You can help care for these beautiful rescued animals! $21.00 provides a week's worth of nutritious foods for an infant chimp separated from its mother.
Report from the Field Leo, one of the many infant chimpanzees being cared for at Ngamba Island, was mentioned in the April 2008 "Ngamba News" bulletin (Issue 15):
"Leo continues to be dependent on the surrogate mother. [. . .] Leo persistently clings on to his caregivers, preventing them from leaving him alone! During this month, there were no incidences of biting [or] escape attempts. Leo is very playful and hyper active. He likes climbing and swinging on tyres and jumping off the bench to the floor."
In addition to giving rescued chimpanzees a safe home and ensuring their welfare, the Sanctuary provides a low-human impact environment on Ngamba Island, a high-quality educational experience for visitors, and benefits the island's local communities.
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Please note: Your purchase is tax-deductible in the U.S.A., and you will receive a receipt from GreaterGood.org for your taxes. 100% of this gift goes from GreaterGood.org to International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), which passes 100% of it to Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. GreaterGood Network stores do not receive any profit from the sale of this Gift That Gives More™; we bring it to you in the spirit of the greater good. GreaterGood.org has ultimate authority and discretion with regard to the distribution of its funds. All expenditures made are consistent with the exempt purposes of GreaterGood.org.