Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sad loss: Bunyakiri

At the CRPL we face many challenges; and loosing animals is always the hardest of all. Sadly, little Bunyakiri a red tailed monkey passed away a few days ago. Bunyakiri was confiscated in September of 2009, in the village of Bunyakiri by the ICCN. Since arriving at the sanctuary Bunyakiri has lived with the other infant monkeys; enjoying play, sunshine and a good diet.

For the past few weeks, Bunyakiri has had some inflammation around the throat area. However, she has continued to eat and behave as normal. After much investigation and intensive care in the last few days, she passed away in the care of the veterinarian. A final investigation showed that a grasshopper leg had been caught in her throat. All of the monkeys of CRPL enjoy eating grasshoppers; they provide both enrichment and protein in their diet. Unfortunately, Bunyakiri had trouble with one and there were no symptoms to suggest distress.

The veterinarian and staff of the CRPL strive to give the best care possible to all animals. To loose a beautiful baby monkey, who had already been through so much in her life is distressing for everyone.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


The building of 8 new parrot enclosures is almost finished thanks to the donations from the the World Parrot Trust of 4000 dollars. Last week all the parrots were examined and seperated into four different enclosures, according to their health status and ability to fly.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CRPL accepted as the 19th PASA sanctuary!

The Centre de Rehabilitation des Primates de Lwiro, along with the managing partners - the ICCN, CRSN and Coopera – are so happy to announce that we have been accepted as the 19th Pan African Sanctuary Alliance sanctuary.

PASA works tirelessly to unite the primate sanctuaries of Africa and to support them in caring for thousands of great apes and monkeys which have become victims of illegal trade and activities.

After completing the application process, PASA sent a qualified inspector to Lwiro to oversee our daily routines, protocols and to discuss our future plans. After this, a detailed report was submitted by the inspector to PASA and a vote decided that we are able to become a member sanctuary.

The partners, sponsors and individuals involved in the CRPL have worked very hard to continually improve our standards and care for the animals at the sanctuary. And while we have only just joined PASA, they have helped us to reach our goals in the past in many ways. We are so grateful to PASA for their assistance in the past and for accepting us as a member sanctuary. And we look forward to working with them in the years to come!

Thank you PASA!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Big step for Sakina and Grace

Sakina and Grace have now moved in with the othere baby chimps in the nursery group! They have been there for two days and are doing well. We were a bit worried especially for Grace as he is so much smaller than the others, but it seems Sakina is the one that is most scared. Grace is a little fighter and puts the others in their place! We are confident that the two soon will be a well integrated part of the group.