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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie donate millions to Namibian wildlife sanctuary

January 3, 2011 |  7:48 pm


The Naankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia is a few million dollars richer after a visit from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children over the holidays.

Pitt and Jolie announced over the weekend that they were donating $2 million to the sanctuary, according to The Times' celebrity news blog, Ministry of Gossip.

The donation was made in the name of the couple's daughter, Shiloh, who was born in Namibia. Jolie said in a statement that she and Pitt "want [Shiloh] to be very involved and grow up with the understanding of her country of birth."

The Jolie-Pitts' donation will support a free clinic for a local community of San bushmen and help fund conservation programs for large animals, the Associated Press reports.


-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Pitt and Jolie attend a premiere of "The Tourist" in Rome on Dec. 15, 2010. Credit: Elisabetta Villa / Getty Images

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