TRAVELSCOPE

Program Details
Air Time: 
08/31/2013 - 2:30pm - 2:59pm
Program Title: 
RWANDA - IN SEARCH OF CHIMPANZEES
Program Service: 
TV
Program URL: 
http://www.travelscope.net
PSIP Description: 
Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are found in Nyungwe National Park.
Long Description: 
Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.