Kasiisi Sponsored Termite Mound at Ngamba Island Sanctuary

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Ngamba chimpanzees explore their new “termite” mound

 

 

Thanks to generous funding from   Columbus Zoo a new, Kasiisi Project/Kibale Forest Schools Program sponsored “Termite Mound”, has been built at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Lake Victoria. The tubes in the mound are filled with honey and peanut butter and the chimps fish for it  using long thin sticks. This mimics  behaviour in the wild  when they “fish” for termites.

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Ngamba chimpanzee strips a stick prior to using it to “fish” for honey from a puzzle feeder  made by children from Kasiisi Project Wildlife Clubs

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Fishing for honey from puzzle feeder.

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Making a puzzle feeder

The termite mound is part of an ongoing program where students from our school wildlife clubs learn about the role of sanctuaries and make “enrichment” articles for the

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Wildlife Club members hanging a puzzle feeder they have made for the Ngamba chimps

chimpanzees on Ngamba. They then visit the island to deliver their gifts, including “puzzle feeders” where the chimps have to use sticks to fish for treats.

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