Meet New Ambassador – Hannah Van De Loo

This month we were delighted to accept a new ambassador to our growing team. Here’s a short introduction from Hannah: My name’s Hannah Van De Loo and I’m a Primate Keeper at Twycross Zoo in the UK. I have been working with Primates for nearly 3 years and have loved every minute of it. My more »

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Monkey Puzzles

Someone once said that a person’s universe divides into halves: The bright and noisy half in front of the eyes in which are things like food and shelter and the world, and the darkness behind the eyes in which dwell such things as love, fear, interest and boredom. As an animal’s intelligence increases, so does its more »

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A Big Thank you to Phoenix Zoo!

We are delighted to announce we have received a Phoenix Zoo Conservation & Science Grant that will help us in the next stage of our Reintroduction of threatened Mona Guenon into our Rhoko Rainforest Protected Area. With Phoenix Zoo support we shall enhance the three semi-wild enclosures we have in the rainforest, containing separate groups more »

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Hunting…for parasites!

One of the first things I wanted to do on arrival at CERCOPAN, was to survey the numbers and types of parasites being carried by the monkeys. This allows the formation of a baseline, so that we can compare the results before and after any future changes, such as improvements in food or enclosure hygiene. more »

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CERCOPAN HQ Receives Important Nigerian Guests

Last week we received some very distinguished guests at our Calabar sanctuary: a party of officials from Akwa Ibom and the cities of Lagos and Abuja. The party were visiting the Cross River State Governor, His Excellency Senator Liyel Imoke, for a weekend-long series of meetings. While the Governor was busy with preparations and his more »

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