Mefou National Park

Mefou National Park (French: Parc de la Méfou), also known as Mefou Wildlife Sanctuary and Mfou Reserve, is a national park and zoo in the forested area of Mfou in Cameroon. Within it, Mefou Primate Park[1] is used as a shelter for primates that are native to Africa: the monkey, chimpanzees and gorillas.[2]

Mefou National Park
French: Parc de la Méfou
Mefou Wildlife Sanctuary
Mfou Reserve
Captive lions at Mefou
LocationMéfou-et-Afamba, Centre Region, Cameroon
Nearest townMfou
Coordinates3°57′36″N 11°55′48″E

History

Ape Action Africa established the sanctuary to house primates which were housed at the Mvog-Betsi Zoo at Yaoundé. Eventually, it would act to protect primates that were affected by illegal pet and bushmeat trades in the country.[2]

In 2010, the shelter's manager, Colonel Avi Sivan, was killed in a helicopter crash.[3]

See also

References

  1. Mefou Primate Sanctuary (pdf), Ape Action Africa, retrieved 2018-06-07
  2. "Ape Conservation in Africa". Ape Action Africa. Retrieved 2017-07-29.
  3. "Ex-IDF officer killed in Cameroon crash". Ynet News. 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2011-09-15.

Further reading

  • Martin Cheek, Yvette Harvey, Jean-Michel Onana (dir.), Phyllanthus kidna Challen & Petra Hoffm., in The Plants of Mefou Proposed National Park, Central Province, Cameroon: A Conservation Checklist, Kew Publishing, 2010, p. 92 ; 151 ISBN 978-1842464007


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