One Day at Ngamba Island

About an hour and a half boat ride on Lake Victoria from Entebbe, Uganda is the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary.  This is a tiny island, of about a hundred acres. The sanctuary is home to Chimpanzees that have been rescued by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority from poachers and illegal traders.  All the chimps that end up on this island at one time had no chance to survive on their own in the wild.  But now they basically have the whole island to themselves. The island does not have its own food source so the chimps are fed at specific .There is a platform near the feeding station for tourists to view feeding time.  Visitors watch a distance and for the safety of the chimpanzees, extra precaution is taken by wearing surgical masks. The Chimpanzee's DNA is nearly 98% identical with human DNA, so they are very susceptible to our illnesses. When it's time to eat, all the chimps come from every corner of the island screaming with excitement. Chimpanzees are vegetarian.  They are fed on carrots, avocados, mangoes, oranges, bananas and probably many other fruits and vegetables.  It is hilarious watching their personalities.  They really are amazingly smart animals