Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Hangin with the Animals
Today, myself and a number of others joined Cathy, a zoologist, at a Primate Conservation Center. These poor monkeys are endangered and we went to see the breeding center. It was a bit sad as they were all caged up. I hate seeing animals in cages. I know it's necessary but...
Besides the monkeys, the mini zoo had some other animals hanging out.
This cute camel was one of a number given as a present to the Ghanaian government as a present from Colonel Gaddafi. It's a bit of a sad story though. There were four camels at the center and one day some workers cutting down some trees decided to be nice and feed the camels what they had cut down. Sadly, these were poisonous trees and all the camels died. This one survived because it had been sick and been separate from the other camels while receiving treatment. Now she is all alone.
There were ostriches:
And warthogs (yes, I did break out in a rendition of Hakuna Matata!):
Also, I managed to finish this lovely shawl while here in Ghana.
Pattern: Springtime Bandit by Kate Gagnon
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (Burgundy) 2 skeins
Needles: US 9 / 5.5 mm