Have you been following the travels of our Chief Financial Officer, Allan Pedden? Our Facebook has been following his worldly travels for the past few weeks as he makes his first trip to Africa! What on earth is Allan doing there, you ask?
It’s a time for celebration here at the zoo- and in Ghana, West Africa!
This week last year, our partners in the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary (WCHS) in Ghana had just opened a brand new shea butter factory.
The Calgary Zoo has been a primary supporter of the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary since its formation in 1998, and has been privileged to help it grow and flourish. At its origin, the Wechiau sanctuary was created when principal chiefs and elders of the Wechiau area recognized a need to preserve one of West Africa’s last remaining healthy hippo populations.