American actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are donating $2 million to a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, where they spent Christmas with their children. The donation to the Naankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary was made through the couple’s Jolie-Pitt foundation in the name of their daughter, Shiloh, who was born in Namibia.
In a statement, Jolie said the couple wants their daughter to be “very involved” and to grow up with an understanding of the country of her birth.
Jolie said the owners of the sanctuary are old friends, who have impressed her with their “hard work and dedication” to the conservation of Namibia’s land and wildlife.
Jolie and Pitt spent the Christmas holiday with their six children at the lodge, which looks after injured animals, including baboons and leopards.
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