You know that the CRPL, Lwi­ro Pri­ma­tes (in the Demo­cra­tic Repu­blic of Con­go), helps gray parrots reco­ver; the­se parrots come from the ille­gal tra­de of spe­cies. Some weeks ago, another mild relea­se was made; 18 parrots were pla­ced in an accli­ma­ti­za­tion zone. Here they can enter and exit freely, and they are given food for weeks until they beco­me independent.

The gray parrots pay a high pri­ce for their social natu­re. They sleep together on bran­ches. Poa­chers fill with glue the­se bran­ches, and tha­t’s how they cap­tu­re them. Most of them perish due to the wounds made by the glue. SOS Pri­ma­tes con­demns the ille­gal tra­de of pro­tec­ted spe­cies and does­n’t sup­port the kee­ping of wild ani­mals as pets, inclu­ding parrots.

We thank the CRPL team and all of the per­sons that make reha­bi­li­ta­tion pos­si­ble. It gives us hope.

If you sup­port SOS Pri­ma­tes, you’­re making pos­si­ble the­se reali­ties.  Check out the dif­fe­rent options that we sug­gest so you can lend us a hand.

Have a nice Sunday!