Mefou National Park

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Mefou National Park
French: Parc de la Méfou
Mefou Wildlife Sanctuary
Mfou Reserve
Lionne du Cameroun.JPG
Captive lions at Mefou
Map showing the location of Mefou National Park
Map showing the location of Mefou National Park
LocationMéfou-et-Afamba, Centre Region, Cameroon
Nearest townMfou
Coordinates3°57′36″N 11°55′48″E / 3.96000°N 11.93000°E / 3.96000; 11.93000

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, chimpanzee and gorilla.[2]

History[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mefou Primate Sanctuary (pdf), Ape Action Africa, retrieved 2018-06-07
  2. ^ a b "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[edit]

  • 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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