This wee­kend, we cele­bra­ted Inter­na­tio­nal Pri­ma­te Day (the next 1st of Sep­tem­ber) in advan­ce at three zoo­lo­gi­cal ins­ti­tu­tions. They gave us a spa­ce to rai­se awa­re­ness, sha­re infor­ma­tion and get dona­tions for the CRPL, Lwi­ro Pri­ma­tes, in DR Congo.

On Satur­day, we were at the Zoo­bo­tá­ni­co Jerez, whe­re we had a stand, edu­ca­tio­nal talks and colou­ring acti­vi­ties for chil­dren. Satur­day and Sun­day at the Zoo Aqua­rium in Madrid, we dis­tri­bu­ted infor­ma­tion in the area near the chim­pan­zees. At the Bar­ce­lo­na Zoo, the­re was a T‑shirt workshop and story­te­lling the who­le wee­kend. It has been a great suc­cess, and although exhaus­ting, our volun­teer team is very plea­sed with the work done.

At SOS Pri­ma­tes we always say that our volun­teers are our grea­test gift, and the truth is that 90% of them are women. From Jerez de la Fron­te­ra we thank María José, Susa­na and Luis. From Madrid to María, Nata­lia and Almu. And from Bar­ce­lo­na to Moni­ca, Anna, Este­fa­nía, San­dra, Yuri, Acti­nea, Raúl, Maria, Marc and Èlia.

Some of the acti­vi­ties for this wee­kend are story­te­lling, a workshop to make your own T‑shirt in Bar­ce­lo­na, and an infor­ma­ti­ve talk in Jerez. See you there!

And, of cour­se, to the heads of the ins­ti­tu­tions that have made it pos­si­ble in the­se three cities. We hope that next year the­re will be more ins­ti­tu­tions, and we will be able to add pri­ma­te reha­bi­li­ta­tion cen­tres and sanc­tua­ries to this celebration.

The pri­ma­tes of Lwi­ro, inclu­ding Jina, thank you for this effort, as all the money rai­sed will be used to feed more than 200 orpha­ned pri­ma­tes at the centre.