"We are exploring hiring a contractor to get the building ready quickly," Raballand told The Dodo. "Hopefully if all goes well, he'll be moved in November."
Now almost everything is ready for Ponso. "Thank you for your patience! We have been busy working out quotes and specifics with Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage," SOS Ponso, a coalition of volunteers who formed in 2015 to help Ponso, wrote on Facebook this week. "We are going as fast as we can."
The last step is to secure a permit from CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) to move Ponso to his new home. But rescuers have no reason to believe that this will be a problem.