SAFE WATER TO AID HUMAN-CHIMPANZEE COEXISTENCE
We'd like to say a big THANK YOU and PANT-HOOTS to @Drop4Drop who recently sponsored construction of FIVE new village boreholes within chimpanzee ranges in Hoima District, for our 2018 Water Project.
The new wells in Bukwara, Bulemwa, Katuugo, Mwendante and Kyamuchumba villages are already making daily life easier for more than 2000 villagers! At the same time the wells help prevent risky encounters between chimpanzees and people -- especially children -- at forest water sources.
Bulindi siblings Jemima and Gerald share more than just a passing family resemblance. Thirteen-year-old Jemima (pronounced Yem-im-a) is a young adult female and the older of the two siblings. When Gerald was younger, Jemima took on the role of attentive older sister, sharing food with him and generally looking out for him. Now aged 9, Gerald is growing quickly and is currently almost exactly the same size as Jemima. With their similarly shaped faces, brows and ears, they are easily mistaken for one another. Soon Gerald will grow bigger than his older sister, and it will be easy to tell them apart again!