After the successful transport of our Hamadryas Baboons and Pigtail Macaques to Primadomus, the AAP van was reloaded immediately with two Barbary Macaques. The two young females were confiscated about a year ago in the harbour of Ceuta, which is a Spanish enclave in Morocco. They were given shelter in local asylum, while the authorities went searching for a permanent solution.
News - News | Thursday, 04 November 2010 | Views (3799)
Now that the second enclosure for primates in Primadomus is completely finished and everything has been made ready for their arrival, the new habitant-to-be were allowed to commence their journey to AAP's Spanish shelter. Early this morning there was an unusual buzz in misty Almere, because the nine travellers were to leave around noon. And as usual we weren't sure whether all of them would be willing to enter their transportation boxes... But to our surprise the animals cooperated very well.
News - News | Monday, 01 November 2010 | Views (3045)
A few months ago in Limburg a couple bought little Zwieber from an animal dealer. Who wouldnt fall for such a cute creature! The couple felt that the young arctic fox appeared unhappy. They made a quick decision and headed home with their new pet, armed with dog food and other articles which the animal dealer had assured them they needed.
How sweet and cuddly Zwieber looked, she was absolutely not prepared to be lovingly stroked. As small as she was, she fiercely resisted being cuddled, even by biting! Because Zwieber already had her adult teeth her bites were no longer playful, but attacks from an angry predator.
In short, it was obvious that Zwieber was not planning to behave as a pet. Eventually the couple contacted AAP and their doubts about handing her over were soon taken away by the good explanation of how AAP works and the idea finding her a home where she can grow up with other arctic fox pups was very appealing.
On Saturday 3 October, Zwieber arrived in the quarantine at AAP. The next few weeks will be difficult for her alone in the quarantine, shell have to grit her teeth to get through, but the keepers will give her plenty of toys that she can set her teeth in!
News - News | Thursday, 07 October 2010 | Views (4691)
To work with chimpanzees is not something that I would have been able to do, if not for the existence of Primadomus. Not everyone has the luck to have such a noble project of a long term lifecare centre for exotic animals in their town.
News - News | Tuesday, 24 August 2010 | Views (7523)
This year it appears that the Spanish summer has arrived much later than usual. Normally by the middle of the day in May temperatures can reach 30 degrees centigrade, this year the heat did not properly start until the second week of June. From this date the summer has not given us any respite, neither the chimpanzees nor the employees...
News - News | Monday, 23 August 2010 | Views (8170)
In the blistering heat of South-Spain some of our colleagues and volunteers had a tough job to do. Despite of counteractions of the Algeciras harbor police, they managed to hand out thousands of flyers and sun blinds for windshields to the tourists leaving for Morocco, as this is the harbor all the ferries to Morocco leave from.
News - News | Monday, 09 August 2010 | Views (6464)
Less then two months after the arrival of the raccoons Towa and Tutelo, last week AAP again welcomed a raccoon from Cyprus. Thanks to the effort of the Cypriot animal welfare organisation, Animal Responsibility Cyprus (ARC), and especially the driven chairman, Kyriacos Kyriacou, this still nameless orphan was quickly equipped with the necessary health and travel documents.
News - News | Thursday, 05 August 2010 | Views (5749)
The Dokkumer Vlaggencentrale (flag factory in the city of Dokkum) had printed 15,000 championship flags, in the build-up to the World Cup Final. It was a gamble, but a gamble with 50% chance... Unfortunately, the other 50% won.
News - News | Monday, 02 August 2010 | Views (4955)
Last weekend nine larger mammals of AAP began a journey to their new home in Denmark. The safari park Ree Park Ebeltoft Safari , prepared a beautiful enclosure for our six raccoons and three skunks in the North-America part of the park.
News - News | Wednesday, 28 July 2010 | Views (5398)
In a last attempt to save the Moroccan Barbary Macaque from extinction, Dutch animal rescue organisation AAP has started a campaign aimed at tourists travelling to Morocco this summer. By handing out cardboard sunscreens with a heartbreaking photograph of a baby monkey and an appeal not to buy Barbary macaques, AAP hopes to raise awareness amongst travellers and put an end to the smuggling of these threatened animals.
News - News | Wednesday, 14 July 2010 | Views (5132)