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Orphan Chimp Learns the Skills He Needs to Survive

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Orphan Chimp Learns the Skills He Needs to Survive

Short | 02:58

At the chimp haven on Ngamba island, a 2-year-old orphan by the name of Easy spends most of his day slowly learning the skills that will help him reintegrate into chimp community.

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In the 1990s, one million chimpanzees lived across Central Africa. Since then, habitat loss, hunting for bushmeat, and the exotic pet trade has caused their population to crash to just 200,000. But on Ngamba Island, a semi-wild sanctuary just off the coast of Uganda's Lake Victoria, a team of caregivers is dedicated to giving them another chance in life. Visit this remarkable safe haven, where victims--most arriving as orphaned babies--recover from mental trauma, form a new family, and learn how to be chimps.

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