Tuesday, February 25, 2003

FINGERPOINTING IN UGANDA

Why Did UWA Take On Sick Chimpanzees?

THE Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) recommended the killing of three chimps imported into the country from Tanzania five months ago.

However, the Jane Goodall Institute and the livestock department under the Ministry of Agriculture refused to comply. They only agreed after one of them critically injured its keeper....

The two apes were moved to a quarantine camp in late November after the livestock department decided that the animals should stay in the country.

Their new home was two containers re-inforced with metallic bars....

Unfortunately, the chimp keepers forgot to lock the door of the container and the apes escaped on Saturday, February 8, 2003. Dosi, the renegade chimp, was later traced and killed in a shower of bullets.

Kipala was put to rest an hour after the bullets felled Dosi because he had become traumatised....