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.
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
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.