Rainfall destroys Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

Rainfall destroys Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary

On Wednesday afternoon, a 40-minute downpour destroyed the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary and Forest in the Volta Region. The havoc reeked by the rain has left many trees which served as habitats for the monkeys turned upside down, having been uprooted by the rain.

Mr Francis Acquaye, the manager of the sanctuary said the animals are now suffering due to the disaster that has ravaged their abode.

“The monkeys are now suffering for a place to reside because most of the trees are gone,” Francis Acquaye said as reported by Citi news.

The rainfall never spared the recently constructed sheds, which are generally utilized by guests and Mr Acquaye describes the situation as sad and demands immediate help to save the monkeys.

Tafi Atome sanctuary is a traditional sacred groove established in 1993 under the direction of a Peace Corps Volunteer by a community-based ecotourism project. It is home to over 1200 Mona and Patas monkeys.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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