18.02.2013 - 18.02.2013
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This mornings monkey clean was real hard work, Tat and Ned had the day off so there was only three of us on it. After we had finally had breakfast we decided to use the day to try and improve the enclosure of Fang, one of our big leopards.
Chelsea went on cub duty with Danni, and Liam and Adam went in the search of wood.
We basically are building a mini climbing frame inside his enclosure that will include a scratch pole and as he is ill try and help him climbing up to a platform that is already in his cage. We needed quite a lot of wood, and had to across the road from where the giraffes live to our common room so we could measure everything and get in cut to size. By the time we were doing this it was almost midday and it was easily to hottest day we have had so far. It was hard work.
We also found some wood that was perfect to build a table out of for him. There were two long lengths of good quality wood that just needed a little cleaning up. Unfortunately after we had cut one of the long lengths into four the boss turned up and said we are not supposed to use that wood as it is too good and they are saving it. Oops.
After lunch we set to cutting all the wood we found that we could use to size. The plan is to have everything ready today so tomorrow we can fit it in. None of the tools here are any good and after we had exhausted ourselves for over 30 minutes in 40 degrees with a blunt saw trying to cut a six inch log in half, Adam had had enough and went and bought a new saw. Unbelievably it cost £2. With the new saw we finished the rest in no time. We are looking forward to putting them all in and seeing Fangs reaction.
By the time we had done this it was time for the monkey’s evening feed, and then we quickly ate before going to English. Tonight only two kids turned up, Ming and Arm, Toy’s children. We taught them services such as Mechanic restaurant and finished off with a couple of games. We finished at 7 but no one came to pick them up and we didn’t want to just leave them so we stayed. We were there another hour and they had us running around, playing Tag, a game where they blindfold you and you have to find them, and a variation of duck duck goose, we were totally done in and they were laughing their heads off.
Once we got back we decided after such a hard day we had earned a beer so we went with Danni and Adam to the local village again and had a couple of beers. It is nice to relax and get a change of scenery in the evening and everyone in the village is helpful and nice. They don’t get many westerners, maybe none so we are quite a novelty for them to come and have a look.