DONATE TO DRILL RANCH

Drill Ranch* urgently needs your support to recover from this unbelievable tragedy. Financial challenges caused by the current global pandemic have made it even more difficult to rebuild their facilities and repair their vehicles and tools. Without these vital supplies, feeding and providing medical care for their rescued animals is a struggle.

Drills come to Drill Ranch in Nigeria’s Cross River State in one of two ways. They are orphaned or placed here after they’re seized from poachers or hunters. More than 75 drills have been recovered, rehabilitated and returned to the wild in protected sanctuaries.

Even more important, Drill Ranch is a key in breeding this rare primate. While drills reproduce poorly in western zoos, here at Drill Ranch our Breeding Center has counted more than 250 births to rehabilitated wild born parents and their offspring. Today, 286 drills live in six family groups, each in their own protected natural habitat. Drill Ranch also is home to 28 orphaned chimpanzees.

Drill Ranch has two sites, Drill Ranch Calabar, which serves as headquarters and home to one of the six drill families, and Drill Ranch Afi Mountain, our field site. Most of the animals released are in the enclosed natural habitat of Afi Mountain.

Besides its importance as the largest private employer in the area, Drill Ranch has emerged as a popular eco-tourism destination, attracting both needed income and the attention of the Nigerian government to the local area’s potentials and needs.

* Membership is currently inactive

Donate to Drill Ranch


Drills come to Drill Ranch in Nigeria’s Cross River State in one of two ways. They are orphaned or placed here after they’re seized from poachers or hunters. More than 75 drills have been recovered, rehabilitated and returned to the wild in protected sanctuaries.

Even more important, Drill Ranch is a key in breeding this rare primate. While drills reproduce poorly in western zoos, here at Drill Ranch our Breeding Center has counted more than 250 births to rehabilitated wild born parents and their offspring. Today, 286 drills live in six family groups, each in their own protected natural habitat. Drill Ranch also is home to 28 orphaned chimpanzees.

Drill Ranch has two sites, Drill Ranch Calabar, which serves as headquarters and home to one of the six drill families, and Drill Ranch Afi Mountain, our field site. Most of the animals released are in the enclosed natural habitat of Afi Mountain.

Besides its importance as the largest private employer in the area, Drill Ranch has emerged as a popular eco-tourism destination, attracting both needed income and the attention of the Nigerian government to the local area’s potentials and needs.

* Membership is currently inactive