Forested Enclosure

 

WAPCA, in coordination with the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has constructed a 0.4ha area enclosure within the walls of the existing Kumasi Zoo, which serves as the new home for a group of white-naped mangabeys. The enclosure is in a forested area that allows the selected individuals to exhibit their natural behaviours in a more natural environment. Please scroll down for a short video of the monkeys exploring their new home and photos of its construction progress.

WAPCA wishes to thank the generous donation of solar panels and equipment from Franerix and DENG Ltd, DuPaul for the donation of treated teak poles, the Solar Centre for solar security lights, security monitoring system from Guard Patrol Products, BM Constructions, Sethi Brothers for the roof construction, Comexas Ghana for the vehicle to transport the mangabeys  and the donors below who funded the project:

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on the image below to see the construction timeline...

 

Updates from Kumasi
White Naped Mangabeys Moved

Seven White naped mangabeys namely Nuba, Sonia, Efua-marie, Yaw-Evans, Togbi, Lisa and Brendan on September 08, have been moved from the Endangered Primate Breeding Center- Accra Zoo to the Forested Enclosure in the Kumasi Zoo. This is the holding area in which they will spend some time in before moving to the adjoining 0.4ha forested enclosure. The group are already settling in well and enjoying their new enclosure with lots of spiders, leaves and bark to chew on.