Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Donate $2M To African Wildlife

POSTED BY , UPDATED ON April 25th, 2013

The Hollywood power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie spent Christmas at an African wildlife sanctuary, where they left a $2 million donation under the tree.

They were in Namibia, where daughter Shiloh was born in 2006, and stayed at the Na’an ku sê 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 People magazine.

Jolie said:

“We continue to be impressed by their hard work and dedication to the people and conservation of the land and wildlife of Namibia.”

According to the news agency, the stars and their six kids saw a leopard get reintroduced to the wild, and Dr. van Vuuren work on a wounded wild dog.

The sanctuary takes care of mostly orphaned and injured animals that cannot be released back into the wild, and it also offers a luxury resort which raises money for conservation projects.

The African nation also holds some sentimental value for the actress  daughter Shiloh was born in Swakopmund, Namibia, in 2006.

Jolie explained:

“We want her to grow up with an understanding of her country of birth.”