Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Donate $2 Million to Wildlife Sanctuary

01/03/2011 at 09:20 AM EST

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Donate $2 Million to Wildlife Sanctuary
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
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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 N/a'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 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 Web site, the N/a'an ku sê sanctuary helps conserve that wildlife, in addition to providing employment to native Bushmen.

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