Suzi is pleased to have one of her photos of a chimpanzee at the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on a recent cover of National Geographic Extreme Explorer. Ngamba Island is located on Lake Victoria in Uganda, and is home to 45 chimpanzees that were rescued from the horrific bushmeat or pet trades.
Established in 1998, the sanctuary provides food, medical care, security, and social companionship to the chimpanzees. The chimpanzees live in social groups, and spend the majority of their time in a 100-acre rainforest enclosure. Before the sanctuary was established, the forest was degraded, but since the chimps’ arrival, the island has blossomed, and is now home to more than 120 species of bird, 50,000 fruit bats, monitor lizards, hippos and other wildlife. Read more about the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and see more photos here.