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Ex-situ Captive

Breeding Programme


Meet The Monkeys

Group A - Ape's Family

Ape, a male white-naped mangabey is one of the longest residents at the Centre.  He lives with Accra who came to the Centre from Barcelona Zoo and their 3 year old son - Klaus.  Ape also has four other sons: Racky who now lives in Barcelona and Lucky who lives in London.  Annan and Mensah are still at the centre.

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Group B - Nuba's Family

Nuba, a nine year old white-naped mangabey was confiscated from a village where he was held as a pet.  


Nuba now lives with Sonia, also confiscated, and three juveniles - Kweku, Yaw-Evans and Afu-Marie.  These juveniles are all Sonya's offspring but not Nubas.


Nuba and Sonia had their first offspring in 2015 - called Togbi, in honor of our late WAPCA Chairman.  This group now live at the Forested Enclosure at Kumasi Zoo.

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Group C - Annan's Family

Annan is with female Ivy, and their offspring Mama.  Ivy came from Landau Zoo in Germany as an important representative of the white-naped mangabey breeding programme.

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Group D - Kweku's Family

Kweku is the son of Sonya and a previous male, Echo.  He lives

with two females, Chaachele and Ziggy, and their joint offspring.

Ape's son, Lucky, was born in Accra and was moved to ZSL 

London Zoo, England, as part of the breeding programme

because of his diverse genetics.  


One of Lucky's daughters, Ziggy, was brought back to Accra in 

2017 to continue the breeding programme.  Ziggy's genes are highly important for mangabey genetic diversity within Ghana

and she has become a successful breeding female at the EPBC.  

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Groups E and F - Oyibiefye, Fatima & Mensah

These two are very quiet and like the calm life.  Fatima is the oldest mangabey that we have at the Centre - she is 25 years old.  She is sharing her retirement between Groups E and F.

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Photo Credit Alexander Silwa

Fergus is the Centres only Roloway monkey.  Fergus arrived in 2013 from Heidelberg Zoo in Germany.  


Here he is pictured with Sweet Pea, though sadly she passed away in 2018 and we are awaiting a new female from Europe.

Sweet Pea

Group G - Fergus

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