Animal welfare is at the very heart of our work and ethos. When wild animals are not able to live in the forests due to human-wildlife conflict, it is incredibly important that rescued animals are provided with a stimulating social, environmental and behavioural life.
The difference between life in the wild and captivity is undeniable. In the wild, primates live in complex and diverse habitats with few boundaries. They can make their own choices such as when to sleep, forage, sleep, mate, bath etc. In rescue centres such as the LWC, they are restricted to enclosures and boundaries. This of course minimises the amount of choices they are free to make because their range of activities depend mainly on the humans caring for them and their schedule. In order to provide the most stimulating environment possible, all of our animals live in species specific groups, because social enrichment is the most important type of enrichment. Furthermore, our enclosures have platforms, hammocks, trees, climbing structures, etc, to replicate the kind of behaviours and conditions they would have in their natural environment.
You can help us to improve the lives of rescued primates!
We are entirely reliant on donations to continue providing enrichment to the rescued animals every day. Please consider making a one-off or monthly contribution towards a gift for an animal.