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History 2007

2007 March 2007 We had a really busy January and February. First I had to finish classes at the university, then on the 8th of February my father came to Lima and took me to Chile for 2 weeks of holiday. We visited the highlands and the Atacama desert, which was quite a change from the Amazon! At the beginning of January we were called by a fishermen who had captured a manatee—last year a politician had asked them to do so and promised he would buy it. But that man, the regional president, lost the election and also the…

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A Mantee Came to Stay

We had a really busy January and February. First I had to finish classes at the university, then on the 8th of February my father came to Lima and took me to Chile for 2 weeks of holiday. We visited the highlands and the Atacama desert, which was quite a change from the Amazon! At the beginning of January we were called by a fishermen who had captured a manatee—last year a politician had asked them to do so and promised he would buy it. But that man, the regional president, lost the election and also the intention of buying…

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New Photos, New “Guests”

December 16, 2006 I’m sorry I didn’t write any sooner—I’ve been quite busy at the university because it’s exam time and we had school classes visiting Pilpintuwasi and the Animal Orphanage. We have new pictures of Chavo, little Pauly (the two red Uacaries), Zecke (the Saki monkey), Tony Piraña (the white Capuchin) and another of the boa constrictor we found in the Agouti cage killing one of the rodents. While I went for the camera, Robler took the Agouti out of the boa’s hold and then we carried the boa to the other end of our land. The snake is…

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2006: November

Today I got an e-mail from Sonia Guillen — the head of the bio archaeological society here in Peru — and she sent me a $1,000 donation thanks to the website! Unfortunately I have no idea who the people are who sent the check to help us, and I don’t know if we can find out. I’ll ask Sonia, but she may not be able to get the names of the donors. I’m so happy about this donation: We were worrying last week because high season is already over and we don’t have many visitors, but we do have lots…

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History July 2006

july-december 2006 September 17, 2006 Today I got an e-mail from Sonia Guillen — the head of the bio archaeological society here in Peru — and she sent me a $1,000 donation thanks to the website! Unfortunately I have no idea who the people are who sent the check to help us, and I don’t know if we can find out. I’ll ask Sonia, but she may not be able to get the names of the donors. If it’s not possible to find out, could we thank them and all the people who donated during 2006. when you do another…

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History April 2006

2006 April 1, 2006 I’m sorry I haven’t written for such a long time. We had lots of work, problems etc, but now I’m finally finishing a semester and am taking one day just to come to the Internet and update some things. Right now I just wanted to send you some pictures of the latest arrivals — Argus and Junior. Argus (shown below) is a Howler Monkey and Junior (above) is a Capuchin. Two weeks ago we received the donations fromGirls Down Under in Australia and now people in the village are making the fence posts for us; we…

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2006: Argus & Junior

April 1, 2006 Right now I just wanted to send you some pictures of the latest arrivals — Argus and Junior. Argus (shown below) is a Howler Monkey and Junior (above) is a Capuchin. Two weeks ago we received the donations from Girls Down Under in Australia and now people in the village are making the fence posts for us; we already bought 100 posts and 10 rolls of barbed wire and nails to be able to begin. So next week we’re going to start the work. Love, Gudrun Howler monkeys are named and known for the loud, guttural howls…

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Volunteers from Australia

From Girls on Top, Australia I have seen it written that the Amazon is the last, unwritten page of Genesis. It is indeed a place of mighty forces—some wild and fierce, some delicate. All these – jungle, rivers, wildcats, monkeys, storms, raindrops and butterflies – are celebrated at Pilpintuwasi. It was this little wonderland that enchanted us three Australian girls into making an expedition to South America to see if we could add a line of our own to that unwritten page. We would climb the mighty ranges of the Huayhuash region in Northern Peru as a way of raising…

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September-December 2005

September 20, 2005 I forgot to tell you one very good news — a Mexican lady who has family in Iquitos and visited us almost a month ago liked what we are doing at Pilpintuwasi. At the end of the visit she asked us if she could donate any money— definitely we accepted. To our big surprise she asked us to go with her to the bank as she didn’t have enough cash with her . . . and she donated $500 (!!!!) which we want to use mostly to make Lola’s cage bigger. The lady wanted a bill so…

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Girls On Top

November 2005 There has been a lot going on at Pilpintuwasi,but as I had to go to university, I didn’t have time to write. First let me go back to September/October when the Australian “Girls on Top” — Jade, Emma and Saffy — visited us. They came to help us, and one of the first things they did was to implement a small handcrafts shop at Pilpintuwasi. Until that time we only offered T-shirts to our visitors, and there was no shop, just a little house. The “Girls on Top” renovated the house, painted it and bought handcrafts from our…

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