Kanono, a Vervet monkey that we rescued about one and a half years ago has fully recovered from his abuse and has been transferred to Munda Wanga, a place where he will be integrated into a monkey group and will be set free with the group into the wild.
On our way to Lusaka, we stopped in Ndola to visit some friends and Kanono had time with a good friend Petina who looked after the monkey for the night in her cage in her backyard. When I came to pick him up, he flew out of the cage and held onto me like he hadn't seen me for years.
When we got there to Munda Wanga, I had a long conversation with the director asking about the program for Kanono. I was happy with the results so we found a quarantine cage to put him in for the next few days before putting him with the group. I made sure the cage had soft hay in it.
We finally put Kanono in the cage and he moved around exploring the grass.
So here are the workers getting ready to transport the cage to the holding area. We should visit Kanono and his progress in January.