|Providing for Mrembo and the other monkeys currently receiving care at Colobus Conservation, as well as any new monkeys who may come to us in need of medical treatment or orphaned, is incredibly challenging in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.
To protect our dedicated staff and the monkeys receiving care, the very tough decision had to be made to cancel our volunteer and visitor programs indefinitely. This has put an immense financial strain on Colobus Conservation as generous volunteers and visitors provide most of the income needed to rescue and care for monkeys in need.
Essential supplies such and fruit and vegetables are costing more during these troubling times, sometimes four times the usual amount. We are also having to purchase safety equipment for our devoted staff, like masks, gloves, and protective clothing. We also need to buy much more cleaning detergents and disinfectants. These additional, unexpected costs are depleting our budget and impacting our ability to rescue monkeys who have nowhere else to go.