As we announced last week in our news site and across our social media, during the month of December we received more than 25 animals, somewhat above the average of monthly new arrivals. To make matters more serious, amongst them are two new jaguars, two other felines (a Margay and a wildcat) which means a huge new expense will need to be covered monthly.
Additionally to the many more kilos of expensive food for the felines, we are going to need to construct new enclosures. Do you remember Nayra? the new Puma that had arrived only being a few months of age? Well she is getting much bigger now, as you will see here. We are now going trough the process of getting Nayra and Espumita acquainted, so far they don’t seem to like each other.
One of the other new felines is Tomahok a 8 month old male Margay, who is getting acquainted to the place and to our staff. He is much better and jumping than he is at walking, looks like he doesn’t know how to walk!
Then there is Mishi. A new female Jaguar
She checked out her new enclosure and that agitated her a bit. Next, there’s a new pool being built for the Jaguars, they really need them.
Then, there is Banderita and Pitita. The two new Tamanduas, or arboreous ant-eaters. They have been adopted by Fernando Patiño and Cecilia Quiroga. Maintaining them costs $50 a month each. We still have to build a new enclosure for them.
We also got a new Eagle that arrived from the town of Caranavi, that had a broken wing. This past Friday she was transported to La Paz to get it checked. We could save so much stress for the animals and money if we had an x-ray machine!
And the other new feline, a wildcat that is still a litter kitten, not even a month old. He is being kept in an incubator.
Finally let’s not forget Hernak, the male Jaguar that came in from Santa Cruz. He is doing very well.
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