TV News:
Ngamba Island Chimp Sanctuary

<< Back to Page 1   Page 2 of 2

Without passionate volunteers like Starink, it would be very difficult to accommodate the number of chimpanzees that come to the island, as well as other sanctuaries every year. Caring for the chimpanzees costs about U.S. $2,000 per chimp each year.

Brigit Lake from the Jane Goodall Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, says that anyone can volunteer who has worked with primates and has experience living in developing countries. Volunteers can spend up to six months on the island.

As for Indi, he seems to be adjusting well in his new environment. Says Starink, "Except for an adult female, he is really not scared of anyone."

National Geographic Today, 7 pm. ET/PT in the United States, is a daily news magazine available only on the National Geographic Channel. Click here to request it.

<< Back to Page 1   Page 2 of 2


SOURCES AND RELATED WEB SITES

ADVERTISEMENT

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S PHOTO OF THE DAY

NEWS FEEDS     After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.   After installing a news reader, click on this icon to download National Geographic News's XML/RSS feed.

Get our news delivered directly to your desktop—free.
How to Use XML or RSS

National Geographic Daily News To-Go

Listen to your favorite National Geographic news daily, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. No wires or syncing. Download Stitcher free today.
Click here to get 12 months of National Geographic Magazine for $15.