LEARN MORE ABOUT KUCHIMBA “THE PLAYER” AND LOUIS, A VIRAL WEBSTAR
Kuchimba, the one with a smaller build, is calm but very playful. He really likes to attract the attention of Louis and bring him to play. When the ground is wet, he prefers using the elevated structures to move about. Despite his smaller size, he’s quite strong!
Louis impresses through his stature and his quick wit. In Philadelphia, he was considered a true star of the Web and many YouTube videos testify to this: When he’s carrying food or to avoid dirtying his hands, he’ll stand and walk upright over long distances.
THE ZOO IS COMMITTED TO NATURE!
Since 2015, the Zoo de Granby has been collaborating with the personnel of the Campo Ma’an National Park in Southern Cameroon with its ecological monitoring of gorillas. This project, managed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), requires the participation of local trackers, some of whom are converted ex-poachers. Among the species at risk in the park, we find gorillas, chimpanzees, and mandrills. Approximately 700 Western Lowland gorillas have been inventoried here. The Zoo de Granby also collaborates with the fight against poaching. The Zoo de Granby provides equipment to help the park’s eco-guards to carry out their tasks (compasses, GPS devices, flashlights, satellite communications devices, cameras, tents, clothing, etc.). The Zoo also financed construction of a laboratory for the analysis of zoonoses (diseases transmitted from animals to humans). The Zoo de Granby sent one of its animal care technicians to the park for a second four-month stay during the summer of 2019, in order to help the teams onsite.
The Zoo’s project in Cameroon will continue in 2020 with the help of the Foundation’s $50,000 contribution of which $10,000 will go directly to protecting the park’s gorillas.
It is still possible for you to contribute to the project. https://zoodegranby.com/en/cameroun
ABOUT THE ZOO DE GRANBY
The Zoo de Granby is a non-profit organization, founded in 1953. Its mission is to offer an enriching, entertaining and educational experience aimed at creating animal conservation awareness for a diverse clientele of all ages. It employs approximately 800 people. The Zoo de Granby’s direct and indirect economic benefits in the region are evaluated at more than 50 M$ annually, an increase of more than 75% since 2004.
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