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KYARA & NICO 6.6.17

Here at Pilpintuwasi, we have lots of free-roaming monkeys. It is wonderful to see them leaping from tree to tree and exploring their surroundings, especially when a game is in motion! Our youngest monkeys Kyara (a red-faced Uakari), Nice (a a gre woolly monkey) and Kai (a brown woolly monkey) can be seen leaping at each other and wrestling in their playful manner. Here Kyara and Nico are taking a well earned water and food break after one of these games! – Philippa (UK)

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ALI

ALI is our resident red howler monkey. He likes to keep to himself but occasionally will come down near reception, sometimes for some grooming time with our uakaris or on this occasion for a spot of sunbathing! Here you can see him soaking up some vitamin D. ♥

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MORITZ 8.6.17

Our resident Titi monkey Moritz is always very curious and sociable around feeding time while his companion Musmu, an owl monkey enjoys the security of his house. Despite being from different species, both seem to get along very well and enjoy each other´s company 🙂

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9 June, 2017 01:02

At Pilpintuwasi, we have a family of Pygmy Marmosets. Normally they can be seen jumping around exploring all parts of their enclosure – except when it rains! One of our volunteers looked inside their enclosure – the entire family were huddling together for warmth from the rain! A very heart warming sight. Meanwhile, one of the Two-toed sloths was enjoying the shower!

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Chivolo the sachavaca

​​Chibolo, our young Lowland Tapir also locally known as Sacha vaca is growing by the day and now at around 130 lbs..! Their closest relatives are the horse or rhino family and likewise, only give birth to one at a time. Maturing sexually at 5-6 yrs and only giving birth again after 4 yrs, lowland tapirs are in great danger of extinction they are hunted faster than they can reproduce. Chivolo was found as a baby on a floating restaurant as entertainment, but since he has been with us, now spends his days exploring his enclosure, lolling in the shade…

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Britta the curious

One of our red-faced Uakaris Britta really likes to be a part of whatever is happening at Pilpintuwasi. She recently tried her hand at fishing… One of our volunteers took out our boat into the lagoon. Little did she know, Britta was watching from shore. As soon as the boat was close enough, she jumped inside giving the volunteer quite a shock which in turn shocked Britta! She decided that fishing was not for her and jumped back to shore!

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NICO

25/5/17Nico, our newest resident, is a grey woolly monkey who was brought in from Iquitos. When he arrived, his left cheek was severely inflamed and swollen, so much that he couldnt see out of his eye! After 3 weeks, we have seen a significant improvement and he is on his way to a full recovery. He is becoming more comfortable thanks to the attention and care of his "daddy" Geiner, and is gaining independence daily, venturing further and getting to know Kai, our other baby woolly and the red uakaris.

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Pilpintuwasi blog entry February 2017

Hello dear friends of Pilpintuwasi! Finally we have an update to give you an insight of what has been going on in our Rescue Centre during the last few weeks. Joining our already existing resident animals we have recently welcomed some new and very interesting individuals. One of our latest arrivals is Miti, a small wild cat native to Central and South America which is called Jaguaroundi. Miti came to us from Tarapoto where she was owned by a family who fed her well but kept her under terrible living conditions in a 1m square cage for approximately seven years….

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