We take you out and about with premier primate rehabber Silke at Bambelela.
This week saw a first for Bambelela, as Amy took under her wing three orphan babies, Winnie, Angie-Frikkie and ZaiZai, comforting and nursing them just 10 days after losing her first born baby, seemingly diverting her grief into love. If this continues, Amy’s nurturing could cut the babies rehabilitation time by 2-3 years, allowing them to go with Amy back into her troop.
Becoming Amy’s guardian angel by giving a monthly donation helps towards Amy’s care and feedings, subsequently enabling her to continue caring for her new adopted babies.
Perhaps most excitingly, this week saw the release of Mauzi’s troop of 40 rehabilitated monkeys back into the wild. The monkeys had spent a few days in their release cage as mentioned in last week’s blog, getting settled with their new environment, and were very eager to explore their new home once the cage was opened.
This is fantastic news for Bambelela; such a successful release really highlights the immense effort of the entire team, having prepared for this day for years. The monkeys are now living happily and freely in the wild, as they should be, and this is entirely thanks to Bambelela and the support that enables them to continue striving to provide monkeys with their entitled freedom.