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February 2005: The Kinkajou

Everything is going well — the animals are fine, the kinkajou potos flavus is getting bigger and bigger and doesn’t´t sleep (or let us sleep) the whole night . . . I’m thinking of releasing her soon. Unfortunately one of the pygmy marmosets was caught by a bird when we left them outside, so now we have put the surviving one in a big cage and have to wait until he is a little larger to be able to release him completely. Gudrun The Kinkajou still sleeps in daytime in our house, but after 6 pm she gets up, eats…

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History Jan 2005

Jan-june 2005 February 2, 2005 Everything is going well — the animals are fine, the kinkajou potos flavus is getting bigger and bigger and doesn’t´t sleep (or let us sleep) the whole night . . . I’m thinking of releasing her soon. Unfortunately one of the pygmy marmosets was caught by a bird when we left them outside, so now we have put the surviving one in a big cage and have to wait until he is a little larger to be able to release him completely. Gudrun The Kinkajou still sleeps in daytime in our house, but after 6…

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Marmosets & Ocelots

December 17, 2004 Here’s a picture of one of the marmosets. This was taken inside the house; we don’t dare put them outside yet—the other monkeys would play with them for a while and then throw them away. The tiny monkeys love to cling to the bigger ones, but, after some time, the bigger ones don’t like that. AND a photo of our last newcomer—a tiny potos flavus—a little “Kinkajou.” It’s a tiny bear, still a baby, brought to us by some children whose father had hunted the mother. Now the baby is an orphan. I’m not sure yet if…

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Official Custody Centre!

Finally! All the papers from the government are ready. WE ARE NOW AN OFFICIAL CUSTODY CENTRE!! November 12, 2004 We are busy working on the construction of another cage for small monkeys and one for parrots as these are the animals most confiscated. Because our project is recognized by the government we have to present an Annual Operating Plan describing our future activities and we indicate one house reserved to quarantine animals when they are sick and to store medicines and another house as storage for food. Besides we have to have empty, but ready, cages. This has to be done…

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History 2004

Finally! All the papers from the government are ready. WE ARE AN OFFICIAL CUSTODY CENTRE NOW!! November 12, 2004 We are busy working on the construction of another cage for small monkeys and one for parrots as these are the animals most confiscated. Although our project is recognized by the government, I still have to present an Annual Operating Plan describing our future activities and we have to show them one house reserved to quarantine animals when they are sick and to store medicines and another house as storage for food. Besides we have to have empty, but ready, cages….

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