Activity Report 2011/2012 – Rapport d’Activites 2011/2012

Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Dear Members,
Please find our Documentation Section our first Activity Report (English version) concerning our Project of Zoo Rehabilitation in Abidjan covering the period from May 2011 to June 2012.
A lot of efforts have made this project a success story.
Thanks to various financial support and a lot of help on the ground, we were able to save the remaining animal collection from starvation. BUT there is still so much to do. Our goals are high but realistic and our future is looking good !
We look forward to a continues cooperation with you and many institutions.
Thanks again!
(French version of the report will soon be published)

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Merci de nous suivre sur notre page Facebook, nous y avons annexé une série de vidéos reprenant le travail de Ingo Schmidinger et CAN.
Please have a look at our Facebook page, we posted several videos which show the great work Ingo Schmidinger is doing with CAN.

Fresh news from the Zoo of Abidjan

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Dear Members,
After several weekly visits of Craig and Vincent Lapeyre, things are getting better every day at the zoo. New arrival of a Leopard, water buffalo, another BB Chimp, TAI, we are still amazing by the wildlife trade that Cote d’Ivoire is suffering. But animals are our priority and with the help of experts, we manage to give a better life to our survivers!
Richard Champion, our zoologist, arrived last week and took the opportunity to meet with Ingo Schmidinger, the Elephant Expert from Katinga Association and Elephant Group Europe, who is training the 20 years old CAN. A very interesting challenge but CAN seems to react positively to it.
Richard hopes to be able to continue his work and change several infrastructure within the premises with the great help of the Director of the Zoo, Blandine Sey and her keepers.
These are the actions which took place upon Richard’s arrival:
– Vet inspection and anti parasite
– all tortoises checked, cleaned, scrubbed and measured for records
– delivery of tyres for enrichment
The animals are getting good food and plenty of water and the zoo is looking very clean with a lot of work done by Blandine Sey and her keepers. The visitor sitting area looks very good as well.

Visite hebdomadaire faite par Craig & Vincent – 04.10.2012

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Chita, la pensionnaire Chimpanzee du Zoo, s’habitue de plus en plus à son nouvel environnement qui est enrichit quotidiennement de branches, feuilles sans oublier le hammac installé par Vincent. Son comportement s’est beaucoup amélioré depuis son arrivée et nous espèrons pouvoir la regrouper avec d’autres pensionnaires chimpanzés très bientot.
Une discussion reste toujours ouverte sur le fait que les portes glissantes de l’enclos principal des chimpanzés ne sont pas réparées. Nous espèrons l’intervention financière du Ministère dés que possible.
L’eau du bassin de l’hippo pygmy a été nettoyé ainsi que celle des faux gavials.
Les hyènes ont besoin de changer d’enclos mais pour le moment profite des feuilles misent dans l’enclos actuel.
Le leopard est de moins en moins effrayé par sa situation; des quantités moindres de nourriture vont lui être données ainsi qu’une variation plus ample.
Les serpents, boas et pythons vont très bien et se prélassent sur les branches qui leur ont été installées.
De prochaines nouvelles très bientot …

Excuses officielles du Ministere des Eaux et Forets pour la Diffusion du video de l’AFP

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Le Ministère des Eaux et Forêts a fait ses excuses publiques sur son site internet au sujet de la diffusion de ce terrible video sur le zoo d’Abidjan. L’Association du Calao asbl se réjouit de cette action.
Ministry of Water and Forests presented officially their apologies for the publication of this horrendeous video about the zoo. Calao Association is very pleased of this action.
Communiqué Officiel du Ministère des Eaux et Forêts