News/Updates

News: July 2008

The results from the veterinarian were good—they loved Pedro’s big beautiful teeth; he is in very good health. Junior, who meanwhile turned into an even better pickpocket than Tony. Igor, the howler monkey has been with us over two years now, and turned out to be a female . . . like Argus (Gudrun is holding Argus in the photo on the right). Both juvenile howlers started to show that they are females when the baby, Ali, arrived; since then they “howl.” It’s impressive how loud those two monkeys can be— now they like to greet visitors with their call….

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January to May 2008

There is so much news that I don’t know how far back to go. Last September, the “Girls on Top” from Australia left a donation, and are planning on visiting again this year between August and October. We are also in contact with the Dallas World Aquarium—the owner, Daryl, has been helping in manatee rescue for the last half year here in Iquitos. That’s how we met him: He heard that our manatee was in good health, so first thing he did was to send $500 US for Marbino in November and now he also helps us by bringing world’s…

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History 2008

2008 There is so much news that I don’t know how far back to go. Last September, the “Girls on Top” from Australia left a donation, and are planning on visiting again this year between August and October. We are also in contact with the Dallas World Aquarium—the owner, Daryl, has been helping in manatee rescue for the last half year here in Iquitos. That’s how we met him: He heard that our manatee was in good health, so first thing he did was to send $500 US for Marbino in November and now he also helps us by bringing…

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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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