Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary has received a Shs10m donation from businessman Dr Sudhir Ruparelia to help in the feeding of Chimpanzees.
The donation was received by Joshua Rukundo, the Executive Director of Ngamba Island who lauded the businessman for the generous contribution.
He said the donation will cater for the wild animals facing a tough time due to the COVID-19 lockdown and rising water levels.
“On behalf of the management of Chimpanzee Sanctuary $ Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust) and on my own behalf, we would like to acknowledge and send our sincere appreciation for your generous contribution of UGX 10,000, 000 towards the feeding of chimpanzees on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary,” Mr Rukundo said.
Rukondo said they have been at a breakdown state since they could no longer raise the Shs26m needed to feed the 50 chimpanzees every month.
“These funds will go a long way to ensuring the survival of the rescued and orphaned Chimpanzee in our care, as we navigate the effects of lockdown bought about COVID-19 global pandemic.”
Ngamba Island is a project of the Chimpanzees Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (CSWCT), established in 1997 and provides a home for over 50 orphaned chimpanzees to live out their lives.
Ruparelia Foundation, the charity arm of Ruparelia Group has for long been supporting chimpanzee conservation efforts on Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary, as part of its efforts to support education and conservation of the environment and wildlife.
Tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia was last year recognized for becoming a guardian to ‘Ruparelia’, a baby chimp at Ngamba sanctuary. This was in honour of Sudhir Ruparelia’s long time support to the sanctuary.
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