Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Land Rover Hand Over

We recently welcomed the return of one of our Land Rover’s to the Born Free Kenya office, following a productive and fruitful 12 month loan to the GRI-Zambia Primate Project (ZPP). The vehicle had been used by the ZPP team to assist their efforts to rescue and rehabilitate injured, orphaned and illegally held primates for release back to the wild.

Thanks to having the Land Rover in Zambia, the team have been able to tackle a range of issues that would have been difficult to overcome without the right transport. Like the successful release back to the wild of one baboon troop and a vervet monkey troop. The releases took place during the rainy season and the Land Rover enabled the team to conduct daily monitoring in the bush to support the primates on their reintegration into the wild, in spite of the poor terrain. Or the confiscation and rescue of 20 primates from harrowing conditions over the year. These animals are now well on the way to be rehabilitated back to the wild, where they belong.

Cosmas Mumba, the GRI- Zambia Primate Project Manager, drove all the way from Zambia to Kenya to return the vehicle. He said, “Thanks so much to Born Free for letting us use this vehicle. We have achieved a lot in the year, which otherwise would not have been possible.”

Born Free has now provided ZPP with funding to secure a new vehicle to support their work. 

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906


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