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Saving chimpanzee using culture

How communities who regard the animal as a totem are saving it Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Agnes Nyangoma Mukooto, an elderly grandmother in Kabwoya, a quiet sleepy village near the shores of Lake Albert in mid-western Uganda, grew up listening to her father tell stories about the totem …

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Growing human needs threatening survival of chimpanzees

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA and Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre-UWEC are concerned about the destruction of natural habitats for chimpanzees. The chimps live in or outside mainly tropical rain forests and woodlands located in Western Uganda such as Bugoma, Budongo, and Kibale among others There are …

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Humans can tell what chimps are saying… sort of

Paris, France | AFP | Do you speak chimp? They are among our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and new research published Wednesday shows that humans can tell when a chimpanzee is happy, sad, angry or scared — simply by listening to their cries. Proving a hypothesis first posed by Charles Darwin, researchers in …

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Zakayo Legacy: UWEC to construct museum

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Education Center – UWEC plans to construct a resource center and memorial monument in remembrance of Zakayo, the late celebrity Chimpanzee. Zakayo died in November 2018 at UWEC where it had stayed since June 1976 after it was handed over by whites who …

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Zakayo ‘the Chimp’ dies at 54, vigil set for Friday

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fifty-four-year-old chimpanzee popularly known as Zakayo, who has lived at Uganda Wildlife Center (UWEC) for 42 years is dead. A brief statement Thursday from UWEC shows that preliminary findings suggest that Zakayo succumbed to Chronic Gastroenteritis. “Due to his old age, he was highly …

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When Uganda’s Zakayo celebrated 53rd birthday at UWEC

Thursday was a special day at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC) as Zakayo, the oldest chimpanzee known in the country, celebrated its 53rd birthday. The Wildlife Center annually celebrates Zakayo’s birthday to highlight the plight and abuse of chimpanzees and other animals. Zakayo is the oldest chimpanzee in captivity in a country …

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