A big welcome to our newcomer here at Pilpintuwasi: Togos, a three year old male ocelot. Please help us to maintain him healthy and happy, we need your support!
Togos´ story: Ms. Maria Valseca found Togos as a new born cub with not yet opened eyes, just off the river Rio Marañón. His mother was nowhere to be seen, it is thought that a dog had chased her off leaving her cub behind. Maria took the helpless animal home and she remembers well that after 17 days Togos first opened his eyes. He grew up with her family and acted much like a domestic cat. Over the following two and a half years Maria and Togos built a very close bond. However, as he became bigger, it got more and more difficult for the family to offer the amount of food and space an ocelot needs. Besides, with increasing age, his wild instincts began to show. In August he attacked Maria´s husband in an act of jealousy, and so they knew it was time for Togos to be rehomed. As Maria has visited Pilpintuwasi, she thought that our rescue center would be the best option. She has subsequently attained the necessary legal papers from the governmental authorities RAA (Regional Ambient Authority) to authorize this adoption. Finally with the transfer complete, Togos has settled in well here at Pilpintuwasi and gets regular visits from Maria and her family.
Pilpintuwasi depends on visitors and donations to keep the animals as close to their true living environments as we can. Ocelots require large amounts of meat and special attention. Additionally, right now we are saving up to expand Togos´ current enclosure. If you would like to help, please visit our website www.amazonanimalorphanage.org to make a donation and support the cause.