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Veterinarian Training Programme

In 2018, Lush Charity Pot awarded CIWY with a grant to lead a training programme to equip newly-qualified veterinarians with the skills required to diagnose and treat wildlife rescued from illegal trafficking.

The New Enclosure for Kusiy the Jaguar

Would you like to know how the construction of the enclosure for our jaguar Kusiy is going? We’re excited to provide you with an update on the project, which began at the end of last year.

The Arrival of a Baby Puma

Tuesday the 23rd of October, 2019, was like many other nights in Ambue Ari. It was 7pm and everyone was ready for a night visiting the village of Santa Maria, where volunteers and staff spend the evening sharing stories of their out-of-the-ordinary days in the jungle. Except this wasn’t an ordinary Tuesday. Staff and volunteers had been trying, without luck, to find a hitch to take them to town.

Guadalupe, the Lucky Armadillo

Not long ago, the world watched in horror as terrible fires ravaged the Amazon, including in parts of Bolivia. Occurring between July and October 2019, the fires were considered one of the most serious ecological disasters of the past 10 years. Fires occurred in the tropical regions of the Chiquitano forest – considered an important resource of the planet, the Bolivian Amazon and the western Pantanal.

The New Area at Machía: Mirador 2

Monkeys arrive to Machía with different stories, however all have suffered some form of psychological and sometimes physical trauma. When they arrive as infants or juveniles they have a better chance of adapting to their new life. It is possible to put a belt on them which we can attach to a rope, which is then connected to a runner.

Ivonne and Erik, two capuchin monkeys at Parque Machia, pose for a photo; Photo Credit: Gaspard Renault
Socialisation Programme for Capuchins

Physical contact with other capuchin monkeys is essential for forming healthy social bonds. Many of the rescued monkeys in our care were kept as pets and lack such bonds. Now we have a programme to help.