Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New arrival at the CRPL

Itebero is the last arrival in Lwiro. He was confiscated to poachers by the ICCN in Walikale and brought to the CRPL. He arrived in very poor conditions and presented a rotten snare under the skin and muscles of his right wrist. After removing the wire under anesthesia, we could appreciate he can't move his right hand due to the aberrant cicatrization of the tendons and muscles. Itebero has also terrible scars in his waist that indicate he has been tied with a rope for several months.

He is completely malnourished and weak but is drinking milk and eating some fruits (he adores passion fruit!). He has proved he's got a strong character who helped him to survive to such terrible experiences and now he is getting lot of cares at the sanctuary. We will keep you updated on his advances.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Still building...

Our construction team is working overtime, the overhangs are still going up on the Chimpanzee Habitat! And, the foundations are being laid for the Baboon Habitat!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Construction continues - for the chimpanzees and baboons!

The chimpanzee habitat continues....

And so does the baboon habitat!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Friends of Lwiro Australia run the Sydney's City to Surf for the CRPL!

Friends of LWIRO Australia is one of the Management Advisory Groups of the CRPL – raising funds for operational costs and providing advise and technical support! See below the great efforts they go to too support the CRPL!

Friends of LWIRO Australia committee members and supporters ran the gruelling 14km from Sydney City to Bondi Beach as part of Sydney’s City to Surf fun run. The goal was to raise money for Centre for Primate Rehabilitation LWIRO (CRPL).

The team looked great wearing the new Friends of LWIRO Australia t-shirts while they joined 85 000 other runners to conquer heart break hill, the long stretches to the beach and the rain.

Lou, Wally, Brent, Lou, Katie, Rochelle, Ryan, Hayley, Brownie, Simon and Indhi (the youngest runner at just 6 years old!) all had a great time. Well done team! Thanks for your support for CRPL!

Simon, FOL Australia.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Construction begins on the new baboon facility!

Saturday we started to measure out the perimeters for the new baboon facility which has been financed by the Fondation Brigitte Bardot!

This facility will improve the life of our baboon residents no end! We will keep you updated on the progress.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chimpanzee Habitat for Conservation and Education continues...

The overhang for the forest fence is going up fast now! The fence is looking more complete every day!