Happy News About Lisa

Two other quick updates for everyone:


Lisa showing off her pins

A few weeks ago, we had a scary incident at Pilpintuwasi.

Lisa, one of our juvenile female red uakari monkeys broke her ankle. She was taken to the vet in Iquitos, and x-rays confirmed the break.

In some cases, this could heal on its own with rest, but Lisa had a fracture just above her ankle and the bone was threatening to break the skin.

Dr. Miguel, our trusted veterinarian, was able to fix the break with 3 small pins, and Lisa fared very well through the surgery. She has the pins in for 3 weeks, and then will be undergoing physical therapy exercises to regain full use of her toes.

These events have not lowered Lisa`s spirits in the slightest, and she has showed great strength and bravery throughout this scary time for her. Lisa was, as far as I know, the smallest uakari to arrive at Pilpintuwasi at only a few hundred grams.


Lisa upon arrival at Pilpintuwasi a year ago

Used to special attention as the baby of the bunch, she is relishing in the extra attention she has been getting due to her injury.

In other news, I also have to announce my departure from Padre Cocha. After a year in Iquitos, I am taking a break to head home and visit my family and figure out what the future holds. I will be doing what I can for Pilpintuwasi in the meantime, but we may not have such regular blog updates for a little while.

Please be patient with us!

Thanks everyone for reading!

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