July 17, 2013

New Chimp Naming Ceremony!

 

The Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust is proud to help sponsor Kyambura Gorge’s first ever Chimpanzee Baby Naming Ceremony!

The ceremony will take place at UWA Fig Tree Camp on July 18th at 9:30am. During the ceremony four babies will be named and the VSPT will also be donating binoculars to the guides at Fig Tree to help them with their monitoring efforts.

Nicole Simmons, Chimpanzee Researcher in Kyambura Gorge and the VSPT Project Coordinator in the area, will be delivering a presentation about the chimps in the Gorge that she has spent years of her life studying and researching. While researching the population Nicole noticed that Emiti, one of the female chimps who gave birth just under three years ago to a young and healthy baby, Enyanja, has given birth again to a baby girl. This is particularly astonishing as the average interval is five years!

For more information about the chimpanzees in Kyambura Gorge, attending the ceremony or tracking the chimps in Uganda, please contact us and we’ll be more than happy to tell you all about your options! You can also check out the new Facebook page of the Chimpanzee Community in the Kyambura Gorge!

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