The newest resident at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda is a little boy born on March 27. He had a bit of a rough start, but has been getting stronger and putting on weight thanks to TLC from an amazing staff of caregivers. Pretty soon, he'll be getting a new name, but for now he's known as "Mr. Survivor," in recognition of his strong spirit and his journey back to health.The sanctuary is providing him with round-the-clock care and special rehabilitation.
I sit on the board of directors for Friends of CSWCT, a non-profit that supports the the sanctuary and other efforts to protect chimpanzees in Uganda. While I was at the sanctuary recently, I had the chance to meet this little guy. Needless to say, I fell in love with him straight away. I wanted to share a short video that was one of my favorites. I hope it will make you smile.