It’s been a very exciting week at the centre following the completion of a large new enclosure for our stump tailed macaques. Although the 9 macaques had been living in adequate enclosures for the past 3 years, the new 1000 square meter enclosure provides an environment that is as close to ‘natural’ as possible.
The enclosure has a large pool (macaques love playing in water), rope ladders, rope swings, a large net hammock, 3 large fake ‘trees’ (the interiors of which are furnished with swings and provide shelter from the elements) and many 15 meter trees.
The macaques have all settled well together and are really enjoying their new environment.
A second similar enclosure is already under construction and we hope to have it completed in the next couple of weeks.
We are also building a huge new bear enclosure measuring 12,000 square meters. We would like to express our gratitude to the Free the Bears organization for their generous sponsorship that has made this possible together with the Abbot of Kao Lookchang Temple for a further donation of a large area of land. This will give us the additional space we need to rescue more bears in the very near future.