Mufasa, a lion of about eight months old arrived during the night of 8/9 September at Stichting AAP in Almere. This is the first time that AAP has rescued a lion, however, it was an emergency. In the Spanish rescue centre Depana, which is a regular partner of AAP, Mufasa was quickly getting to big for his enclosure, and within our network of rescue centres there was at that moment no alternative address.
News - News | Wednesday, 09 September 2009 | Views (8173)
Once again we have found refuge for two raccoons in the sister organization of Antwerp Zoo, Planckendael, in Melchelen which lies between Antwerp and Brussels.
In contrast to Antwerp zoo which lies in the heart of the city and therefore has to struggle with its limited space, Planckendael has enough room for larger enclosures for larger groups of animals.
News - News | Saturday, 15 August 2009 | Views (9101)
Since Monday the 10th August, a wallaby, two Japanese squirrels and four degus which had been living at AAP, have a new home. Childrens Play Paradise 't Krekeltje' (the little cricket) in Eede in the south of Zeeland, has built new enclosures which conform to the high standards required by Stichting AAP, especially for these animals. Because of this re-housing we now have room at AAP for other animals waiting to be rescued.
News - News | Tuesday, 11 August 2009 | Views (8480)
On Tuesday the 4th of August the first young Barbary macaque of the summer holiday season was brought in to Stichting AAP in Almere. The little male monkey, who is now called Qibla, is probably only two months old. The tiny animal was bought by tourists on the market in Morocco, where they were assured he would always stay so small. In a short space of time the owners soon discovered that such an animal is not a suitable pet.
News - News | Monday, 10 August 2009 | Views (6279)
Unexpectedly we got the word that five Barbary macaques could cross the Channel. Of course we had been trying for some time to eventually, possibly, probably send the five to Wingham Wildlife Park near Canterbury, but because of the English quarantine regulations we didnt know when it would happen. Suddenly we got the green light and then it was all systems go.
News - News | Monday, 03 August 2009 | Views (5759)
Not every rescued animal is actually brought to Almere. As soon as an animal has been offered for rescue a whole protocol is set in action. Step for step all the facts are checked, what kind of animal is it, when is there a place free for this animal in our quarantine, how long would it have to stay in quarantine, is the situation acute or can the animal stay where it is for the time being. Is it possible to find a temporary shelter address for the animal? And maybe most important , is there direct interest from zoos or reserves in offering this animal a permanent home.
News - News | Friday, 03 July 2009 | Views (5628)
For a second time, AAP's director David van Gennep took the long trip to Murcia, in the South of Spain, together with some of his co-workers. He'd been here before to rescue Buddy, a chimpanzee that had literally been kept on a scrapheap for years.The owner had tried to sell off his place as an amusementpark by keeping a couple of caged chimpanzees.
News - News | Thursday, 11 June 2009 | Views (5925)
An efficient organization made it possible for AAP to quickly fill our newly renovated quarantine with a large amount of animals. By mid-May the new primates' units got finished, and immediately the animals started streaming in. For example, the barbary macaques Chiquito and Fugitive (photo) had been waiting to come to AAP at the Tierheim München, our highly commended partner in Germany. Now we finally had place for them!
News - News | Thursday, 04 June 2009 | Views (5874)
End of July 2008 AAP received a reporting from the Algarve in Portugal. A Dutch lady living there wrote to us regarding a monkey staying in a garden in her neighbourhood. She passed him almost daily and could no longer bear his situation. The animal was tied to a high pole by a chain. A birdhouse on top of the pole was the only shelter he had against wind, rain and the burning sun.
News - News | Monday, 27 April 2009 | Views (5858)
A large group of mammals left their familiar enclosures in our mammal department on Thursday March 26. For starters, de last fruit bats staying at AAP, seven females and two young males, were moved to the only zoo of Luxembourg, the Parc Merveilleux.
News - News | Saturday, 28 March 2009 | Views (5915)