11th December 2014
Yet again, another baby langur rescue arrived from the forestry department; a male about 1 year old. He was the victim of a dog attack with some very nasty wounds. As yet we don't know if he will make a full recovery.
After many years of begging for damaged fruits from the towns wholesale market for the rescued monkeys I now sometimes get more donations than I can make use of! This week many cases of mangoes, freshly delivered but with marked skins, so not suitable for sale to humans. All the monkeys pigged out on this unexpected bonus binge, but with some of the older ones being overweight we had to make sure they ate their healthy greens first. Often there are gluts of avocadoes, passion fruits or melons donated.
Nissa, our youngest resident, is getting bolder and braver by the day, and we hope to get her to meet with Lily and Christabelle in their pen before long. She still spends most of her day with me, or her favourite substitute mum Suzie, who is a live-in volunteer here.