The Kibale Chimpanzee Project is based in Kibale National Park, just east of the Ruwenzori Mountains(World Heritage) in southwestern Uganda. The park, established in 1993, encompasses 795 square kilometers of primarily moist evergreen and semi-deciduous forest. Kibale’s rich ecosystem is highlighted by diverse populations of birds, butterflies, and mammals, including 13 primate species, largest concentration in Africa. Kibale is home to more than 1200 East African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Four chimpanzee communities have been fully or partly habituated to humans for research or tourism . KCP focuses on the Kanyawara community, which comprises 50-60 chimpanzees ranging in the northwestern section of the park. The Ngogo Chimpanzee Project follows an extremely large community (almost 200 individuals) located in the center of the park.
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