IFAW indeed kindly accepted to support all the food and the veterinary needs of the 20 primates repatriated from Zimbabwe. A wonderful grant that helped J.A.C.K. a lot during the first month of stay of the monkeys since, during the pandemic, getting food is always a challenge and also because there were a few health issues to deal with.
The monkeys indeed had parasites, needed extra vitamins, one Cercopithecus was limping upon arrival (it quickly recovered!) and one golden Mangabey had a terrible cyst on his chest. Our Veterinarian, Dr Mutumba, removed the cyst early last week and the young monkey recovered quickly from the surgery. We wanted to put him back in his group next week, but the monkey got rid of some stitches and the Vet wants to keep him a bit longer in quarantine…
Having these monkeys today at J.A.C.K. is a new challenge! For more than 15 years, J.A.C.K. has been dealing with chimpanzees. The arrival of these new species is a brand new experience to the team as the monkeys have a totally different behaviour than chimps, another diet and their meals have to be cut in smaller portions, etc. But the keepers do not seem to be affected by these changes and they just LOVE working with all these different new little orphans!
Dear IFAW team and donors, we would like to thank YOU all for this wonderful support and for your trust! Thanks to YOU, we were able to offer the best care to all these 20 victims of the endangered species trade.
Thanks to YOU, they are all doing well!
MANY THANKS FOR THEM!