After an intense six months of planning, examining the patterns of macaque socialising, and site development, the Primate Socialising Habitat is near completion.
Imagined and built with inputs from various experienced professionals, the habitat considers all practical issues including feeding and medical care.
Our experts include the Veterinarians of PfA, the Trustees, and Structural Engineers - with project funding and design inputs from philanthropist Boopesh Reddy, along with the design team of Opus CDM and the efficient architectural and project management team of Bren Corporation.
With the vision of city philanthropist Boopesh Reddy, the new habitat is almost complete and a new group will be released into it soon. This facility is one of a kind, with a structure that has been designed and built a dedicated group pf architects, engineers and designers, under the guidance of our veterinary team.
The city is not the safest home for many animals, especially macaques, which are highly vulnerable to human conflict. A large number of monkeys that we rescue are orphaned. To successfully release them back into their natural habitats, they need to belong to a troop. Dr. Michelle tells how PfA gives orphaned macaques a new family.
A lot of us call Bangalore home. Not just us. Some have claws, wings, scales, and fur too. Those we call urban wildlife - that’s who PFA Wildlife Hospital is here for - every time an owl, a kite, a snake, or a macaque like the orphaned Bullet needs care and a space to recover.
Bullet is an orphaned macaque. He is also one of the lucky few who will find a family and eventually be released into his natural habitat. Bullet will soon be housed in the new Primate Socialising Habitat being built within our premises. Along with other orphaned, injured, or displaced macaques Bullet gets a chance to rehabilitate, socialise and be part of a troop - an essential prerequisite for his survival out in the wild.
The new habitat is being built on one level of the 6-acre PfA campus at Kengeri. Inputs from around the world have contributed to the thought behind this unique structure. We'll keep adding pictures here as it comes up.