Ol Pejeta Chimps
I had the rare privilege last week of visiting a Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Ol Pejeta Sanctuary. It is one of the few places where you can see chimpanzees in the wild in Kenya, and appreciate how human-like they are. We are so alike that we share 98.4% of our DNA!
The sanctuary started in 1993 as a refuge for three chimps rescued from civil war in Burundi, and is now home to more than forty chimpanzees, rescued from abuse in Central and West Africa where they have been used as pets and almost dinner in illegal bush meat trade.
Open to the public from 0900 to 1030hrs and 1500hrs to 1630hrs, the sanctuary is a must-see for anyone visiting Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
You can find out more about the sanctuary and support it here.