A record of significant happenings.
8th February 2007
Hexel gives birth - sex unknown.
13th January 2007
Malou gives birth - sex unknown.
Badi Mayo confirms its 100th paying visitor night.
Badi Mayo makes front page feature in Africa Geographic ~ October 2006 Edition.
Gambia Horse and Donkey Association granted NGO status.
International Journal of Primatology publishes our paper on the demography of
the CRA's chimps: no significant difference to that of truly wild chimps
[Vol.27, No. 4, 2006].
Stella receives OBE from HM Queen Elizabeth II.
1st July 2006
Melanie gives birth to Morgan only three years after Malika [birth interval
is normally about 6 years]
Stella conferred with the honorary degree of DVMS at University of Glasgow.
Badi Mayo featured in Travel Africa ~ Summer 2006 Edition
Haddie, daughter of Hexel. Dies at 2 months old.
1st March 2006
Island 1: Pooh's group Melanie's daughter, Debbo, gives birth to daughter,
17th February 2006
Island 2: Hexel gives birth to daughter, Haddie.
4th February 2006
From this date sightings of the endangered West African manatee frequently
made from the water house; 9 sightings in 1.5 hours on 5th February.
3rd February 2006
Kerstin Norrman - CRT's representative in Sweden since 1980 - visits.
2nd February 2006
Island 1: Pooh's group - Milly, Malou's six month old daughter, died of
injuries sustained in what had all the hallmarks of a chimp attack, possibly
by Dash's group. Malou carried Milly's corpse for 17 days.
24th January 2006
Mark Everleigh, travel writer and author, visits and reports we are set to
become one of the most exciting wildlife venues in Africa.
18th January 2006
The British High Commisiosner, E Jenkinson, O.B.E., and his wife over nighted
and visited all the islands and following day the school, clinic and the
Gambia Horse & Donkey association centre in Sambel Kunda.
16th January 2006
Marine borers found in the tallingbaru wood piles of the waterhouse.
3rd January 2006
Stella given notice that the Senate of the University of Glasgow wished
to confer the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (DVMS)
1st January 2006
Stella appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
6th December 2005
First paying visitors in the tented accommodation. A part of their visitor book
entry reads: "A memorable and epic drive to Kuntaur...A welcome cool drink during
the boat transfer followed by a shower with a view - one of the most amazing
shower views in the world. To see the chimps and wild life was wonderful and to
see Diao (I sponsor him) was terrific. .....wanted hippos and we got them and
crocs but the village was the highlight for us. We will be back for a longer stay
-- please don't change too much -- it's perfect."