Going on an African safari brings one closer to nature, as anyone can attest. For those that dedicate their lives to the preservation of that natural beauty however, that connection is magnified. Yesterday, the alpha male of the Chimpanzee Sanctuary at Ngamba Island Camp was found after being missing for 10 days, having passed away in the forest.



Mika was a male chimpanzee, estimated to have been born in 1992. He arrived at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in October 1998, after being rescued from an Egyptian Circus in Kampala, Uganda. Mika was a dark, built, masculine individual with a scar on his fore head. He was 4th ranking amongst the males in 2004, helped Eddie overthrow the then alpha male, Robbie but after a few weeks he overthrow Eddie and took the top position till his death. The keepers nicknamed him ‘city-boy’ because they say he was very ‘street wise’,  loved commotion and displayed a lot while in the forest.   

A fund to honour the memory of fallen alpha male, Mika has been set up. Let us join Friends of CSWCT (Chimpanzee Sanctuary & Wildlife Conservation Trust) to continue the conservation of this endangered species- man’s closest relatives.

Contact us to find out how to join the cause!