Innocent Ampeire, one of the animal caretakers on the Island revealed that the chimps under their custody were rescued from the wild at a tender age while, others were rescued from traffickers who take them to European countries. He explained that on rescue the animals are put in what they call “holding facilities” for some time before they are integrated with others. He added that the number of the chimps on the island is maintained by using implants.
Tourism is among the leading earners for the country’s revenue with about US$48 million a year. In East Africa, Kenya leads with an average of two million tourists, followed by Tanzania with about 800,000 tourists a year and Uganda appears at the bottom with just about 200,000 tourists annually, a number which, according to African Adventure, can be changed with government intervention.