Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon

by Friends of Inti Wara Yassi
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon
Rescue Orphaned & Injured Animals in the Amazon

Project Report | Jul 26, 2023
Big wins for CIWY's capuchins and 2 jaguarundis!

By Jenny Boyd | FIWY Development Director

CIWY supporters raised over $10,000 in 2 days!
CIWY supporters raised over $10,000 in 2 days!

Dear Supporters,

We’d like to share two bits of great news from CIWY.

This week we had a VERY successful matching campaign. We set a goal of $10,000 for the 2nd capuchin area at Jacj Cuisi, and raised it in two days! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in July Bonus Day. The move from Machia to Jacj Cuisi is a huge undertaking, but thanks to our supporters we are steadily making it happen.

We are also happy to share that at Ambue Ari we recently released two jaguarundis that were rescued last December.

People often ask us why CIWY does not release all of its rehabilitated wildlife. This would be ideal, of course, as the jungle is where they belong. Unfortunately, almost all animals rescued from illegal wildlife trafficking were poached as babies, before they had a chance to learn essential survival skills from their mothers. Most often, the poacher kills the mother in order to grab her babies. Many of these trafficked animals die in transit. The ones who are confiscated and make it to CIWY usually arrive weak, malnourished, and traumatised. Our veterinary team does amazing work to rehabilitate animals and provide them an appropriate diet. It is usually impossible, however, for an animal to learn survival skills after it has been habituated (become tolerant of and accustomed to humans). We have had some success in releasing monkeys as intact social groups who have been rehabilitated together – this process takes years and goes through several phases of gradual reintroduction. In recent years, we have also released a giant anteater, several tortoises, and some animals who spent only a few days receiving medical care after an injury in the wild.

Felines rescued from trafficking are especially hard to release – after a life in captivity, a puma or jaguar would be sure to seek out humans for food, which would result in them starving or being killed. Therefore, CIWY provides lifelong sanctuary to most felines we receive, giving them the next best thing to life in the wild: a large open-aired enclosure in the jungle, with appropriate food and enrichment, as well as daily walks through the jungle, depending on the individual animal’s behavior and the number of volunteers available.

The jaguarundi brothers are a special case, because they were rescued from wildfire rather than from trafficking, and therefore still had a natural fear of humans. Jaguarundis are a very skittish and solitary species and don’t become habituated easily to humans. It also helped that they were a bonded pair, so they could learn and develop natural behaviors together.

A farmer saved the cubs from the fire, and our team searched extensively for their mother, with no luck. It appeared that she either died in the fire or got separated and couldn’t find her way back to her cubs. The young cubs were helpless without her, but physically sustained only minor burns. Our team was able to rehabilitate them with minimal human contact, so that they wouldn’t lose their fear of humans. Feeding was done discreetly and quickly, without them being able to see the staff that fed them. They were given live prey to hunt. Camera traps allowed us to observe how they played with each other and learned to climb, jump, hunt for their food, and fight like good playful brothers. After several months the siblings were bigger and stronger, and we opened their doors! We kept putting food in their enclosure, in case they wanted to return, but our camera footage showed them confidently exploring the jungle. Way to go, little guys!

CIWY’s vision is a world in which all wildlife can live freely in nature, without the risk of poaching, habitat destruction, or wildfire. It often feels like an uphill battle, but every life counts, and we thank you for being a part of this important work.

Click to see camera trap footage of the jaguarundis’ release! https://www.facebook.com/reel/768571821715433

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Estimados seguidores,

Nos gustaría compartir con ustedes dos buenas noticias de CIWY.

Esta semana llevamos a cabo una campaña de donación MUY exitosa. Establecimos una meta de $ 10,000 para la segunda área de capuchinos en Jacj Cuisi, ¡y lo logramos en dos días! Muchas gracias a todos los que participaron en el Día del Bono de julio. El traslado de Machia a Jacj Cuisi es un gran proyecto, pero gracias a nuestros seguidores lo estamos logrando constantemente.

También nos complace compartir que recientemente liberamos dos yaguarundíes en Ambue Ari que fueron rescatados el pasado diciembre.

La gente a menudo nos pregunta por qué CIWY no libera todos los animales que han sido rehabilitados. Obviamente esto sería ideal, ya que la selva es el lugar al que pertenecen. Por desgracia, la mayoría de animales rescatados del tráfico ilegal de fauna silvestre fueron cazados furtivamente cuando eran bebés, antes de que tuvieran la oportunidad de aprender habilidades esenciales de supervivencia de sus madres. En la mayoría de casos, el cazador mata a la madre para quedarse con sus bebés. Muchos de estos animales traficados mueren en tránsito. Los que son confiscados y llegan a CIWY suelen llegar débiles, desnutridos y traumatizados. Nuestro equipo veterinario realiza un trabajo increíble para rehabilitar a los animales y proporcionarles una dieta adecuada. Sin embargo, por lo general es imposible que un animal aprenda habilidades de supervivencia una vez que se ha habituado (se ha vuelto tolerante y se ha acostumbrado a los humanos). Hemos tenido cierto éxito en la liberación de monos como grupos sociales intactos que han sido rehabilitados juntos; este proceso lleva años y pasa por varias fases de reintroducción gradual. En los últimos años, también hemos liberado un oso hormiguero gigante, varias tortugas y algunos animales que pasaron solo unos días recibiendo atención médica después de una lesión en la naturaleza.

Los felinos rescatados del tráfico son especialmente difíciles de liberar: después de una vida en cautiverio, un puma o un jaguar buscaría a los humanos para conseguir comida, lo que provocaría que muriesen de hambre o de un disparo. Por lo tanto, CIWY brinda un santuario de por vida a la mayoría de felinos que recibimos, brindándoles una segunda oportunidad de vivir en la naturaleza: un gran recinto al aire libre en la selva con comida y enriquecimiento apropiados, así como caminatas diarias por la selva dependiendo del comportamiento individual del animal y la cantidad de voluntarios disponibles.

Los hermanos jaguarundi son un caso especial porque fueron rescatados de los incendios forestales en lugar del tráfico ilegal y, por lo tanto, todavía tenían miedo natural a los humanos. Los jaguarundis son una especie muy asustadiza y solitaria y no se acostumbran fácilmente a los humanos. También ayudó que fueran una pareja unida, por lo que podían aprender y desarrollar comportamientos naturales juntos.

Un granjero los salvó del fuego y nuestro equipo buscó extensamente a su madre, sin suerte. Al parecer, murió en el incendio o se separó y no pudo encontrar el camino de regreso a sus cachorros. Los jóvenes cachorros estaban indefensos sin ella, pero físicamente sólo sufrieron quemaduras menores. Nuestro equipo pudo rehabilitarlos sin contacto humano directo para que no perdieran el miedo a los humanos. La alimentación se realizó de forma discreta y rápida, sin que pudieran ver al personal que les daba de comer para que no relacionasen a los humanos con comida. Se les daban presas vivas para cazar. Las cámaras trampa nos permitieron observar cómo jugaban entre ellos y aprendían a trepar, saltar, cazar su comida, y pelear como buenos hermanos juguetones. Después de varios meses, los hermanos crecieron grandes y fuertes, ¡y les abrimos las puertas! Seguimos poniendo comida en su recinto por si querían regresar, pero las imágenes de las cámaras los mostraban explorando la jungla con confianza. ¡Así se hace, pequeños!

La visión de CIWY es un mundo en el que toda la vida silvestre pueda vivir libremente en la naturaleza, sin el riesgo de caza furtiva, destrucción del hábitat o incendios forestales. A menudo se siente como una batalla cuesta arriba, pero cada vida cuenta y le agradecemos por ser parte de este importante trabajo.


¡Haz clic para ver las imágenes de las cámaras trampa de la liberación de los yaguarundíes! https://www.facebook.com/reel/768571821715433

One of the jaguarundi cubs, back in December
One of the jaguarundi cubs, back in December
They were rescued from wildfire with minor burns
They were rescued from wildfire with minor burns
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Location: Brighton - United Kingdom
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Jenny Boyd
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