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  Chimp sanctuary
African Chimpanzees have a tough time of it - if they're caught they can be hunted for their meat or sold as exotic pets
1/11 African Chimpanzees have a tough time of it - if they're caught they can be hunted for their meat or sold as exotic pets
But some of them get lucky and are brought to Ngamba Island in Uganda where there's a chimp sanctuary
2/11 But some of them get lucky and are brought to Ngamba Island in Uganda where there's a chimp sanctuary
A lot of the chimps that come to the island are babies - their parents have often been taken by poachers
3/11 A lot of the chimps that come to the island are babies - their parents have often been taken by poachers
When they first arrive at the island they are very scared and traumatised so are kept separately to the other chimps
4/11 When they first arrive at the island they are very scared and traumatised so are kept separately to the other chimps
Later they are introduced gradually into the community so that they are accepted by the other chimps
5/11 Later they are introduced gradually into the community so that they are accepted by the other chimps.
and friends to play with!
6/11 So they can start making friends!
They eat a diet of fruit and vegetables
7/11 They eat a diet of fruit and vegetables
This one's got an apple, but their absolute fave food is mango
8/11 This one's got an apple, but their absolute fave food is mango
Chimps are very much like children, so it's hard to believe anyone could be cruel to them
9/11 Chimps are very much like children, so it's hard to believe anyone could be cruel to them
But the harsh truth is, if nothing's done to stop the poachers, wild chimps will die out
10/11 But the harsh truth is, if nothing's done to stop the poachers, wild chimps will die out
The sanctuary was set up four years ago, but it's full up already so another one is being set up on a nearby island
11/11 The sanctuary was set up four years ago, but it's full up already so another one is being set up on a nearby island

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