The other night a big storm damaged the drills’ climbing structure and it collapsed as you can see in the picture. Now we have to repair it. This is something that that happens often during the rainy season as storms are very strong in this time of the year.
Climbing structures are a very important element of the enrichment programme for our primates. They simulate the animals’ natural environment and allow them to climb and jump at their leisure. They also use them to sleep at night as drills go high in the trees at night in the wild looking for safety.
Due to the arrival of the rainy season we have built an african roof with traditional roofmats on both ends of the parrot flight cage we have in the Botanic Garden. This roof will allow them to protect themselves from the strong storms that happen in this months and will also help in them not getting sick.