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Series of Deadly Chimpanzee Attacks in Uganda Have Locals, Officials Worried


Added 11-16-19 02:45:02am EST - “For years, people in Uganda have faced a dire threat unimaginable to many in other parts of the world: violent attacks by agitated chimpanzees.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Series of Deadly Chimpanzee Attacks in Uganda Have Locals, Officials Worried”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

For years, people in the African nation of Uganda have faced a dire threat unimaginable to many in other parts of the world: violent attacks by agitated chimpanzees.

While chimps had been encroaching on the village for months, their crimes were relatively harmless. In search of food, the apes stole bananas, mangoes and papayas.

The chimp had entered the Semata family’s garden and taken Mujuni while his mother, Ntegeka, had her back turned.

While Ntegeka and other villagers gave chase, they couldn’t reach the toddler in time to save him.

“It broke off the arm, hurt him on the head, and opened the stomach and removed the kidneys,” Ntegeka Semata told National Geographic in 2017.

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