(S)He – Kiri, The Outcast | Uganda, Africa

‘The DNAs of Chimps and humans are 96% similar and it appears that the similarities doesn’t end with genetic structure itself ‘. Such a heartbreaking and moving post!

Sree is travelling

“Do you know why Kiri is kept in a cage, alone and away from rest of the chimps?” The caretaker enquired

It was a sunny afternoon and the “zookeeper for a day” at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC) in Entebbe (Uganda) was proceeding in an amazingly awesome way. During the first day in African soil I had pleasant interactions with a cheetah, Edward –the cute baby elephant, Charles – another young elephant, giraffe, and even rhinos. Now I guess you would agree with my “amazingly awesome” adjective!!! Just when I thought I won’t be able to handle anymore African awesomeness I was told by the caretakers that next I’ll be taken to Chimpanzees’ shelter. Uganda and Rwanda offer trekking opportunities to watch Gorillas and Chimpanzees in the wild but exuberant price of packages were too hot to handle for the humble backpacker from Kerala. So I was more than…

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  1. How very sad. It looks like Kiri may have been part of a group until his/her environment was disturbed by the dam builders. It would have been fascinating to know how s/he was treated by his/her original family.

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      1. I keep wondering. It’s sadly ingrained deep inside our heads to rejecting anything, anybody who dares to be different. May be it’s insecurities.

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