It’s been a full week here in Belize and after
decimating carefully managing the environment to clear around an acre of land for the new primate enclosures. But it hasn’t all been hard work:
On Friday we had a day off travelling to Lamanai, an ancient Mayan city with the highest Mayan temple in Belize which is suitably named the ‘High Temple’. This was our first day outside of our jungle home since we arrived. On our trip we encountered three crocodiles, a wide variety of birds and bats, howler monkeys and two spider monkeys which were, unbeknownst to us, illegally placed there and are going to be the first monkeys in the new enclosure we’re building.
Clearing the area for the monkeys took a good few days and the site we were working on was a Mayan ruin itself although we haven’t found anything but a few pieces of pottery. Building the cage has finally begun, the idea is that it’s around four times the volume of the cage it’s replacing.
Adrian and Zach