In Bunyoro, Chimpanzees are found around Bugoma Forest Reserve in Kikuube district and Budongo Forest Reserve in Masindi district, among other places. The animals use small forest fragments along watercourses throughout the region, both on private or communal land and in small government reserves.
The babys mother, Oliver Kemigisha told Uganda Radio Network that more than 20 chimpanzees believed to have escaped from Kangombe forest reserve invaded their home in Kyamajaka cell in Kagadi town Council on Sunday afternoon and attacked her child.
Parents of a six-month old baby in Hoima are accusing Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust of neglecting them after their child was bitten by a chimpanzee. Noelyn Asiimwe was purportedly bitten by a chimpanzee when it abducted her from her mother, Teddy Kaahwa, two weeks ago in Mparangasi village, Kyabigambire Sub County in Hoima district.