By our reporter
Whereas a good number of Ugandans find difficulties in adopting African children dangling on Kampala streets, and whereas some mothers reach an extent of throwing away their own born babies, city tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia is taking the challenge even higher by adopting animals.
On Wed.,tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia surprised many tourism enthusiasts when he announced under his Ruparelia Foundation that he was adopting a 20 yr old Chimpazee at Ngamba Sanctuary. He announced this at its 20th birth day anniversary celebration that were held at Ngamba and presided over by Minister of Tourim Ephraim Kamuntu.
As if that was not enough, Sudhir also agreed to the idea of the Chimp.adopting his name, Ruparelia as a sign of respect for co-existence with animals and environmental conservation.
At around 6pm, he went on his personal social media twitter handle and twitted; “Chimp.Ruparelia” and attached its photo.
Sudhir under his Ruparelia Foundation is passionate about environmental conservation and has supported Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary for decades, having contributed to the actual purchase of the island where the sanctuary sits.
Tammy Palmer, the chairperson Board of Trustees Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust thanked Sudhir for his continued support and compassion which has ensured the ongoing welfare of chimpanzees of Ngamba Island.
“Sudhir’s offer to become a lifetime guardian for a chimp demonstrates his attachment to Ugandan tourism and conservation,” Minister Kamuntu said.