Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has donated Patience, a chimpanzee in his Wildlife Park, to Pandrillus Foundation, a conservation organisation. According to Liza Gadsby and Peter Jenkins, founders of the organisation, the former president said he decided to place the three-year old animal in the care of Pandrillus because he realised the special care needs of chimpanzees.
They said Obasanjo wants Patience to grow up in the forest as part of the large chimpanzee group at Drill Ranch Afi Mountain.
The founders, who have been operating in Nigeria since 1988, thanked the former president for his gesture, and pledged to take care of the animal.
â€œPatience is a fantastic chimpanzee who has been well cared for by the staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Wildlife Park,â€ they said.