Friday, January 20, 2012

New arrival: Rambo

Yesterday another chimpanzee arrived in Lwiro. He is around 3 years old, is called Rambo and arrived after a very long journey. He came all the way from Orientale in Central Congo and his journey included a flight from Kisangani to Goma and a car journey from Goma to Lwiro. Both a very long and very expensive trip!

JGI Italy, JGI Switzerland and JGI Germany did a huge effort to fundraise enough money for Rambos transport to Lwiro. They did a great job and even fundraised enough to support his care in CRPL for a while! Thank you for your big effort to save Rambo!

UGADEC, JGI Congo and ICCN did a great job in coordinate the transfer. This was a huge coordination effort and everyone was working together to get Rambo safely to Lwiro!

A big thank you to everyone involved with this rescue, Rambo has better days ahead!

He was in relatively good health on arrival a bit thin and his hair is a bit patchy, but otherwise good and he quickly bonded with the keeper. He will now spend one month in quarantine with the best possible care before he will be introduced to his new friends!

Please consider helping us care for Rambo and the other 51 chimpanzees in Lwiro, donate towards our running cost for 2012. Running cost covers food and medicines for the chimps and monkey, salary for our Congolese workers, repairs, etc... Running cost of CRPL is now about 6000$ a month.

Rambo arrived in a car from Goma
Rambo on arrival with the chain around his waist.
Welcome Rambo!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Update on the new chimpanzee enclosure

The new chimpanzee enclosure is soon finished! The newest addition is three drinking fountains and a small shallow pool that the chimps can play in! These are sponsored by the Sweden Chimpanzee Trust who generously gave us 4300 dollars. Thank you so much! The only thing missing on the fence now is the electric system, and we hope to be finished with this by the end of February, fingers crossed!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Donations in 2011

We want to give a big thank you to the people that have donated through this blog and facebook in 2011! We raised 322$ in normal donations. This is being used for food for the chimps and monkeys!

Ryan K, Athena B, Lynne B, Brenton H, Melanie K, Jacqueline M and Stephanie L. Thank you!

And for the community campaign for mattresses for the women hospital we raised 420$
Cheryl R, Ryan K, Laetitia C, Simon D, Karen M, Brenton H, Norhild J, Lucia S, Melanie K, Rebecca A. Thank you!