Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rotary Dandenong Offer Support!

The Rotary Club of Dandenong, Victoria (Australia) have kindly donated US$870 after Andrea presented at one of their meetings last month. Your support is very appreciated and the funds will help to purchase padlocks which are needed in the new dormitory of the forest enclosure!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Dontations update

The urgent appeal is updated, and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters on this blog and Facebook! A special thank you to the people that have donated this last month or so!
You really are making a big difference!! THANK YOU!

Ryan K - 60 $
Vanessa A - 15$
Steve C - 20$
Saskia K - 50$
Timo K - 25$
Teresa S - 50$
Diane H - 100$

And we would like to thank AWARE Germany and their supporters, which we received 1000 euros from this month! Thanks so much guys for your continuous support!

And a big thank you to Bianca for raising 360 euros for the primates in Lwiro!

Keepers Kahole and Jaques with Bavo the baboon

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

IPPL award the CRPL a $30,000 grant!

The CRPL has recently had the amazing news that the Arcus Foundation has awarded the International Primate Protection League a multi-sanctuary grant. The IPPL has amazingly decided to include the CRPL in this multi-sanctuary grant and awarded us $30,000!!! They also donated an extra $995 from the money raised at the members meeting I attended in South Carolina in April! The IPPL has become an enormous support for us and have made very generous donations toward the forest enclosure already. With this new grant, we can continue through two more of our $15,000 building stages. This is fantastic news for us. We can not begin to thank IPPL enough for their continued support. The only way too really thank them will be to get these chimpanzees into this forest exhibit as soon as we can!!!

You can help us get the fence finished by donating using the ‘donate’ button to the left! We still have quite a bit of money to raise, but we are well on our way to getting these chimpanzees out of the cages and into the forest!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Suena and Poppy: smiles and laughters!

Suena and Poppy go on with their daily games. They can’t stop playing and tickling each other! It is so nice to see them so happy after all the hard stories they had in the past. We would like to share with you all their smiles and laughters.

Suena tickling Poppy and bitting her ear fondly

Big laughters!

Poppy smiling for the camera

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fence our forest!

The fence construction is going on: 53 posts already up!

Goma’s group and the other chimps at the CRPL can’t wait to go to the new forested enclosure. There they will be able to learn chimpanzee natural skills like jumping from branch to branch or building nest in high trees to rest.

In the current facilities at the CRPL we try to provide them with natural elements like fresh branches so the chimps can play and start developing natural behaviours.

Please, help the CRPL chimps to fence their forest. Each donation makes a big difference for them! Thank you!

Kanshi in her comfortable nest
Bahene and Irangi in the back
Kamituga tasting some fresh branches