Thank you for the donations we have recived the last few months, all the money will go towards getting the new enclosure built and the chimps in the forest where they belong. Your support means a lot to us, thank you!
Yesterday evening after a very long boat and car ride the two monkeys from the illegal “sanctuary” in Goma arrived safely at our door with Arthur one of the veterinarians from the North Kivu ICCN team! After many a mix up with the boat times, Arthur arrived safely at the port and was greeted by one of our own veterinarians. The monkeys are both thin, but thanks to the care the ICCN and PASA have been providing in the last few weeks, their condition was not as bad as we had expected. PASA has provided all costs for the transport of these two monkeys and will also give the CRPL $1000 to help with their continued care. We are very grateful for their help not only in this case, but for all they do. The first monkey is a 4 year old male Mangabey whose name is Hilton. He is extremely thin and his hair is in terrible condition. The second monkey is a 3 year old red-tail who is yet to have a name. They are currently in solitary cages with access to each other. They will stay in quarantine for one month to ensure that no diseases are passed on to the other animals in the sanctuary. With good nutrition and veterinary care they should both improve quite quickly!
At about 12pm today we are expecting two new monkeys. The mangabey and red-tail have been kept in an illegal "sanctuary" for the last few years along with chimpanzees and other monkeys. PASA have done a wonderful thing and intervened along with the ICCN to confiscate the animals. For the last two weeks the ICCN have been providing food, water and veterinary care to all the animals (something they had not been receiving regularly for the last few months). PASA have worked tirelessly to find homes for all these animals and are supporting the cost to transfer them. I will post a blog tomorrow about their arrival. Sadly, we do not have a lot of space for new animals. With our current number of primates standing at 108! However, we will provide them with the best medical care, nutrition and husbandry we can! With your help we can make a bigger difference to the lives of all of these 108 primates! Please donate on our blog if you can!
Lulinga was the last baby to be introduced to the nursery cage. She is a tiny little chimpanzee with a HUGE personality. She moved into the cage and immediately fitted in well. All of the other chimpanzees love her, in particular Misisi who likes to care for Lulinga while she is having an afternoon nap. Here are some pictures of Luli in the cage today!
The 31th of December we got a new years suprise at the sanctuary, as a red-tailed monkey gave birth to a healty baby. All our monkeys now have contraseptive implants so this was a big suprise. Nature will always find a way... The baby was called Bonne Annee, wich means happy new year in French. Welcome to Lwiro Bonne Annee!