Monkey Fists and Ladders...
From the 10th-17th October Hannah and Miranda from the Zoological Society London (ZSL) visited the Accra Zoo and worked with zoo keepers to explore the new world of rope splicing. Using hundreds of meters of rope they showed their expertise in creating complex creations like monkey fists and ladders, which have been erected in enclosures for the monkeys to explore.
Not only rope splicing was on the agenda. Hannah and Miranda were also involved in training and enrichment activities, lending a helping hand, adding suggestions to make training more effective and donating many useful materials like clickers, targets and animal training pouches...hard things to come by in Ghana.
It was a pleasure to have the ZSL keepers in Ghana and their help is much appreciated by primates and staff alike!