Noah's Residents

Noah's Residents

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Planning To Visit NANAS?

Direction :
Travel on the highway and look out for a sign-board that reads "Gelang Patah" prepare to exit at Exit 312D to Gelang Patah on your left. You are travelling on a single lane traffic - drive straight and you will see a cross-junction at [9 km] turn left. Drive straight and at [10 km] it is a cross junction - turn right (Landmark: to your right it is Shell Petrol Station) Continue to drive straight and look out for blue and white signboard on your left that reads "Ulu Chioh and Ulu Pulai" - at [14 km] turn left onto "Ulu Pulai". Continue to drive straight all the way (it is a single lane traffic) - you will drive pass kampong houses and rubber plantation.

At [15 km] - please slow down and look out for a yellow and black signboard on your right that reads NANAS at [18 km] turn right and drive straight into NANAS.
You made it - welcome on board!

Other things you should know about visiting.
  • Shoes (sneakers), rather than sandals are recommended.
  • Wear clothing that is appropriate.
  • You're likely to be greeted by some quite enthusiastic dogs and cats.
  • Please be aware that your behavior will have an effect on the animals. Calm and gentle behavior has a soothing effect. Loud noises, exaggerated gestures and running tend to disturb the animals.
  • You are not allowed to bring your pets in the sanctuary.
If you’re planning to volunteer at the sanctuary, you must attend a volunteer orientation before starting your first volunteer assignment.

Please take note that you will need to make an appointment to reserve your visit at this number 019-7159199.

If you're driving down from KL, the drive takes approximately 4 hours.

NANAS doesn't accept animals into the Sanctuary without prior notification and approval.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An Ode To A Legless Monkey Named Berry

I saw this cute little fler at Noah's Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary (NANAS) last weekend. Out of the blue, I got an inspiration to write a little poem for this little fler when I got back to KL. LOL!

I'm no poet but I hope the rhymes are OK. ENJOY!

Meet the latest resident in NANAS named Berry
He's a two month old long tailed monkey
How he ended in NANAS is a tragic story
Read on about him while I attempt myself at poetry...

A few weeks back he was crossing the highway
with his family just like any other sunny day
Suddenly a car sped by and knocked him astray
Turning a fine sunny day into a distressed MayDay.

He was thrown into the air and landed on the ground
His mother was on the other side making screaming sound
The driver stopped and turned around
But nothing much he could do as Berry was hit badly down.

You could call Berry a lucky monkey
At the same place and the same time, came pass Mr. Raymund Wee
He saw what happened, he saw the tragedy
He offered his help and took Berry back to the sanctuary

For a tiny monkey, Berry was extremely brave
He fought for his live, and never give a bye bye wave.
But even though Berry was rescued from an early grave
His two hind legs were too damaged to be saved

So, off they went to cut of his legs
Oh I wonder how much more his frail little body could take
But his spirit no one could not break
And his will to live no one could shake

Now, He moves around by pushing his body with his arms
Kept in a cage to keep him away from harm
This little monkey does has his own charm
He's a bit shy but you could allow him to eat from your palm.

Though Berry might not be able to climb another tree
Or swing from a vine to another like in National Geography
But I hope in NANAS he will be happy
He is a true survivor, a legless monkey named Berry.

Send some love and supports to Berry by donating to NANAS. Call Mr. Raymund Wee at +60197159199 for details.

Note: NANAS is a no kill animal sanctuary situated in Johor. Currently providing shelter to abandoned and abused animals like dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and now a legless monkey named Berry too.