The stars’ charitable gift will help injured animals in Namibia

By People Staff
Updated January 03, 2011 03:10 PM
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In keeping with their spirit of philanthropy, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt gave $2 million to a Namibian wildlife sanctuary.

The Jolie-Pitt family spent Christmas at the Naankuse Wildlife Sanctuary, which takes care of injured animals like cheetahs and lions. The sanctuary is run by conservationists Dr. Rudie van Vuuren and his wife Marlice.

According to the U.K.’s Press Association, the Jolie-Pitt children got to watch as a leopard was reintroduced to the wild, and they also got to see Dr. van Vuuren work on a wounded wild dog.

There is a great variety of animal species in Namibia, which is the country of Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s birth. According to its website, the Naankuse sanctuary helps conserve that wildlife, in addition to providing employment to native Bushmen.