Sunday, April 25, 2010
These last months in Lwiro he has been treated with lots of care, love and attention. He is eating a lot (he specially loves milk, onions and mangoes!) and he is recovering pretty well.
Yesterday we decided to move him in the baby monkeys’ cage. He is more than happy with the company of his new cage mates and he has already established his role in the new group. He is pretty gentle with the others but he is strict specially during the feeding times…no one can touch his food!
Hilton enjoying the sunlight with his new friends
Bunyakiri and Nunuse
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro was asked to present the sanctuary at the 2010 International Primate Protection League’s Members Meeting in
I presented a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation with lots of pictures to the members and fellow speakers and I felt it went well. The feeling of the meeting was overwhelmingly supportive and encouraging; everybody at that meeting was interested in one thing: Primate welfare and conservation.
We at the CRPL would like to extend a huge thankyou to IPPL for their support and encouragement. This was an amazing opportunity for the CRPL!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Also Suena and Poppy (as we fondly call Poplap) enjoyed themselves a lot!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Last Sunday we started the first meeting with Patrick as leader. The experience was wonderful! Thanks to R&S France we were able to enjoy the reading of amazing books in French about great apes and see pictures of African wildlife.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
These last days we fixed in the bars of his den a plastic tube with some holes. Inside the tube we put honey and some other sweet treats to keep him busy for a while. At first he explored the new stuff in the grill…
…and the he used a stick to get the nice food inside…
Every evening his keepers leave dried banana leaves inside his indoor bedroom…Sometimes Kalume sleeps in this room but some evenings he decides to take all the leaves outside and he builds a huge nest in a different point!
’Good night, Kalume’…
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
and grooming each other.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
At first the big boy was a little bit scared but Poplap was pretty playfull...Finally they got confidence to each other and now they love to look through their window together!
Friday, April 2, 2010
Suena (male) and Poplap (female) were confiscated by the I.C.C.N. After a long journey by boat and road they finally enjoy the new dens. They are waiting to be introduced to each other as they have spent their lives separated in different cages.
CRPL would like to thank the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) for covering all the transfer expenses and the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project staff who prepared and accompanied the chimps during the transfer ensuring their health and welfare.