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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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History Sep 2005

Sept-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…

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History July 2005

july-august 2005 July 22, 2005 Here’s a baby manatee. I had not yet told you about because we weren’t sure if it would survive. It is the only animal we paid for because it was in such a bad state (70 days in a baby rubber pool, the size of the manatee) and with a butcher who was offering 20 soles per kilo. That was what finally convinced us that we should buy the animal, against all our beliefs, but only with the intention to save it. Thanks to Guy Oliver, an oceanologist and friend, we even got the money…

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History 2005

March 8, 2015 news visits by “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…

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April 2005

Thanks for your mail-and the magnificent idea (of sending photo cards with pictures of the animals) to donors. If you really want to do this, I am very happy about it — maybe we could send people a picture of their favorite animal. Right now I’m sending snake pictures taken this morning. The snake, a lance head specie, was on a tree I always hold on to, when I go to feed the parrots. Last week Roxie and her friend Sonia (the “Jaguar Ladies”) came to visit us, and they brought a tool to catch snakes. It was easier to…

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March 2005: Anteaters & Sloths

March 1, 2005 Everybody is fine here. Last Saturday, we got a newcomer — an anteater again. Some nearby-Indians of the Yagua tribe killed her mother and brought the baby to us. She weighs only 4 kgs and wants to be on top of us the whole time —normally she would be riding on her mother’s back—which isn’t so nice as she uses her very sharp claws to climb up our legs . . . but I’m sure she’ll learn soon not to use them with us anymore. I feed her every 3-4 hours with oats and milk, but besides…

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