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Limbe Wildlife Centre: out to protect nature

nature

The mission of the zoo is to make the population aware of the need to preserve the exceptional diversity of the flora and fauna of Cameroon.

Established in 1993, the Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) or Limbe Zoological Park is a collaboration between the Government of Cameroon and the Pandrillus foundation. Located in Bota, 50 metres from the Botanical Garden, it covers an area of nearly 44 hectares. Though the original purpose of the zoo was to create a sanctuary for chimpanzees, it now houses and gives first aid to 15 species of primates rescued from poachers including gorillas, mandrills, baboons, mangabey, giant chimpanzees, guenons… but also crocodiles, pythons and even a turtle!

Along the beautifully appointed walkways, take the time to read the small explanatory signs in front of each enclosure and make the most of the observatory, all special touches that make visiting the zoo, open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a particularly pleasant time. Near the entrance, an exhibition is open to all and, inside the park, you can enjoy a refreshment to cool off or have a sandwich at the little snack bar. Note that the weather being particularly humid, it is recommended to be careful on the often slippery wooden planks.

Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC)
P.O. Box 878
Limbé

+237 698 87 70 02

http://limbewildlife.org/

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