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Munda Wanga Primates

Munda Wanga is an Environmental Park that is comprised of an Environmental Education Centre, a Wildlife Park and Sanctuary and a Botanical Garden. One of Munda Wanga’s objectives is to be a sanctuary for animals rescued from the illegal pet trade and from bush meat trade in Zambia. They also take animals that are orphaned after their mothers were killed for food or as pest control.

Munda Wanga continues to home numerous primates, especially vervet monkeys and yellow baboons. They are continuously confiscated in the capital Lusaka and in the Copperbelt. Cases where vervet monkeys have been abused and caged in 2 meter cages are frequent. The animals that are rescued than come to the sanctuary to be rehabilitated and prepared for release in to the wild. The primates stay in large open topped enclosures where they can forage and learn to survive in the wild. They are trained on predator avoidance and on what natural food they can find in the wild.

To be able to give these primates, who are semi-free-roaming, their veterinary check up before release and on arrival, the sanctuary required several purpose built trapping cages. This will facilitate the veterinary care and their release back to the wild. Currently Munda Wanga has a 95% survival rate in the wild.

Fast facts

Country Details
Project location: Zambia
Capital: Lusaka
Population: 13.8 million
Below the poverty line: 64%
Children in education: 2.9 million
Adult literacy: 80.6%
Unemployment: 14%

Project Details
Focus: Adults
Impact: 8 primates per year

Donation Ratio:

Partners: Munda Wanda Trust