Olga Feliu with Bongo when he arrived in 2002.
Please join us for a celebration! MONA-UK are very happy to announce that we will be hosting our 10 year
Anniversary event: "10 years of rescuing chimpanzees".
This very special celebration will be hosted at the Cambridge University Zoology Museum on July 1st 2011
from 6-10pm. The museum collection dates back to 1814 and includes specimens collected by Charles Darwin.
The evening will be hosted by Dr. Scott Miller, writer, TV vet and presenter and our patron and will include talks
by Olga Feliu, the founder and director of MONA, and Prof. William McGrew, world renowned primatologist
and author of chimpanzee material cultures. Lynsey de Paul, the award winning songwriter, producer and presenter
and a passionate animal conservationist will be presenting our charity auctions. There will be a buffet style supper,
a photo exhibition, live music and raffles and a video message from Dr. Jane Goodall DBE. Tickets cost £30
each (£15 for students and pensioners) and the proceeds will go directly to supporting our sanctuary in Spain.
The Mona Foundation was set up in 2000 to end the exploitation of primates in captivity and in 2001 the Foundation
established a sanctuary near Girona in Spain, which provides a home where rescued chimpanzees and other
primates can live in a natural environment and where people can be inspired to understand and respect them.
We are very proud of what we have achieved over the last ten years. As well as re-homing eighteen chimpanzees
varying in age from seven to 55 years, we also educate the public through workshops and guided tours, and conduct
behavioural research to help understand primates and their needs in captivity. Many thanks to our supporters over the
years, without them these achievements would not be possible.
Tickets are on sale now.
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