The Swaddling Tree

Morgan Heim

There's nowhere safer for this endangered baby Eastern Chimpanzee than nestled in mother's arms, surrounded by the bountiful fruits of a fig tree. Kibale National Park is one of the last stretches of tropical forests left in Uganda, enormous swathes of country deforested to support agriculture, including within the park's boundaries. The park is among the most biodiverse places on earth for primates. Since the nineties, massive reforestation efforts have restored 3,500 hectares of Kibale's forest and counting, a move that sequesters carbon and helps ensure chimpanzees have what they need. The more trees the better, as this pair will move daily in search of food and safe nesting. 

$ 225

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