News/Updates

Chavo and Pauly

Editor’s Note: Just found this posting on Mundo Azul (www.MundoAzul.org). Because it’s an excellent story, including it here seems important: Before coming to Pilpintuwasi, Chavo, a Red Uacary, was confiscated by the institute of natural resources (INRENA) – the government entity who is in charge of Peruvian fauna and flora. Red Uacaries are a species in danger of extinction; the baby monkey had been offered at the market of Belen. His mother had been shot, and the little animal had a bullet wound in his chest and a broken ankle – probably due to the fall when his mother was…

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Update: November – December

Gudrun gets to town every couple of weeks to update all of us. She doesn’t have Internet at Pilpintuwasi. We are trying now to catch up with all the news From Pilpintuwasi and the Amazon Animal Orphanage and hope it will be easier now that we’ve added a blog to the site. When she gets visits town on Tuesday and Friday and has to fit in shopping, paperwork with the ecological police or the institute of natural resources, take care of medicinal needs for the animals, try to send an update for the Web site, etc. November-December, 2011: I don’t…

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Marmosets and Sloths

We have three new animals since I last wrote to you: An adult marmoset who was confiscated in the port of Iquitos, another three-toed sloth baby who was confiscated on the street, and an adult three-toed sloth.The adult sloth was dropped at my veterinarian’s by a lodge owner. He had taken the animal out of its habitat and hung it near the bungalows of his lodge as an extra attraction, but I don’t know what he hung the animal on. It fell and broke its hip and its right arm. My veterinarian first thought the animal would die, but after having…

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A New Baby. Tony Is In Jail!

There are a few important things I wanted everyone to know before I update with our new babies . . . Thanks to Amazon Cares NGO, I recently received $145 (U.S.) donation! Now an ex-volunteer who has helped me a lot while he was here, and wants to keep helping, has opened a pay pal account for Pilpintuwasi. Links are on our site! Harry, the baby ocelot We also got a little ocelot in March. The ecological police. confiscated it three weeks ago; there’s was for him to go as the vet cannot keep in any longer, so we found…

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History 2004-2010 Archives

 2004-2010 Archives Click on any of the following dates to read archived stories and view additional images. August 2010: New babies. Toni goes to “jail” and takes care of the other “inmates.” And another way to donate. Please help the Amazon Animal Orphanage. Those of you who have been following the work of Gudrun know that this was a non-voluntarily rescue mission and she has been taking care of otherwise endangered animals for several years with minimal support. February 2010: Wait until you see the photo of the baby ocelot! And, very good news. With the new little ocelot, Gudrun…

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History 2010

news august 2010 There are a few important things I wanted everyone to know before I update with our new babies . . . Thanks to Amazon Cares NGO, I recently received 145U$ donation — it took some time, but finally we recieved the money. Now an exvolunteer who has helped me a lot while he was here, and wants to keep helping, has opened a pay pal account for Pilpintuwasi. So I can recieve donations now via pay pal. The account is:pilpintuwasi@hotmail.co.uk As in Peru paypal doesn’t work, the friend also opened a new hotmail account for Pilpintuwasi where…

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History Feb 2010

February 2010 I have been thinking about sending you an email many times, but as I lost my camera . . . actually, the monkeys stole and destroyed it . . . I thought “I have no new pictures, I’ll write when I have a new camera.” At the Animal Orphanage, the new year started with a sick tapir—Lukas had been bitten by vampire bats, and did’t get better, even so the vet checked on him. We built a stable to protect him from the bats at night. Bloodtests finally showed that his red blood cells were getting destroyed by something unknown—we…

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Help From Volunteers

We had very nice volunteers during the last few months. Luckily we are seeing more more visitors. The Owl monkey, Winston, for example, needs his milk every 2-3 hours, the sloth’s have to eat every four and the little owl monkey (image here) has to go through parasite treatment. Chavo alone has to take his medicine 3 times a day. We have to trick him because his medicine is bitter and the vitamin B he takes (to protect his liver from medications) smells, so we have to hide it well in special food or drink.

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History July 2009

july 2009 The first picture shows our new sloth babies, Luisa and Adrian. They are two-toed sloths and were dropped here by people who had bought them at Belen market, not thinking that they are actually increasing illegal animal trade and the killing of sloths by buying the babies. For us, sloths are problematic, as their milk doesn’t have any lactose, and one tin of powder milk without lactose costs $20 (U.S.) and lasts for about 15days! Tourists also left Samba, a little Tamandua (anteater). She is doing well, eating lots of termites but also getting milk and vitamin K, as the…

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July 2009

Photo Gallery Five The first picture shows our new sloth babies, Luisa and Adrian. They are two-toed sloths and were dropped here by people who had bought them at Belen market, not thinking that they are actually increasing illegal animal trade and the killing of sloths by buying the babies. For us, sloths are problematic, as their milk doesn’t have any lactose, and one tin of powder milk without lactose costs $20 (U.S.) and lasts for about 15days! Tourists also left Samba, a little Tamandua (anteater). She is doing well, eating lots of termites but also getting milk and vitamin…

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