Making New Friends
- Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:30
On the morning of January 24th we were alerted to a welfare case near Indian Ocean Resort. Upon arrival we were given a metal crate with a month old male vervet infant inside and then taken to an adult female vervet, the infant’s mother, who sadly was already dead. Read more
Franky the vervet is injured again!
- Thursday, 28 November 2013 16:50
Any long-term supporters might remember, Franky Four Fingers (a wild adult male vervet monkey who has integrated into our vervet release troop) who survived a car accident just outside of Colobus Conservation a few months ago. On Sunday the tragedy continued for him as we were called to help a vervet who had been attacked by a baboon at the house next door to our head quarters. Read more
Clicker Training Betsy, a pre-release Angolan colobus monkey
- Sunday, 12 January 2014 12:03
With each new carer or researcher that comes to Colobus Conservation to help with the rehabilitation and release of our hand reared monkeys, come a wave of new ideas on how situations can be improved or new things we can try. Often the suggestions have been tried before or more frequently they are used at a specific point of the individuals’ rehabilitation and not as a daily event. However, when Johanna Olsson, Betsy’s new release coordinator, arrived in December she made a suggestion that was unique, had not been tried before and after just four weeks of implementation appears to be making an extraordinary change to Betsy’s behaviour. Read more
Suggest a name for our new colobus orphan and donate towards his care
- Saturday, 16 November 2013 05:57
Colobus Conservation need to find a name for the Angolan colobus monkey we are currently hand rearing. We are giving our supporters the opportunity to help us with this task. For a £5 donation to our GoFundMe site the donor can suggest a name and donate towards his care. A short list of names will then be voted on via our facebook page. Read more about his story and for full details of the competition.