Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Welcomes New Baby

The Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary has welcomed a new baby chimpanzee bringing the total number to 50 on the island.

A female adult Chimpanzee named Natasha gave birth to her baby girl on Tuesday evening.

The new baby chimp is the 4th to be born on the sanctuary which is located on Lake Victoria, after Kyewunyo, Eazy and Ruparelia.

The Mother of the new born is estimated to have been born in 1990 and originated from Kibale at Itwara National Forest. She was one of the first Chimpanzees to arrive at the sanctuary on October 12th ,1998.

Natasha is popular at the sanctuary especially among the males since she is also known to continue cycling even while on contraceptive implants.

According to a statement from Ngamba Island sanctuary the new born was received at 5;40pm.

This brings the total number of females to 30 and male chimps to 20.

Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust is an Non Governmental Organization which provides a peaceful home for rescued chimps from across East Africa.

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