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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 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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History 2009

august 2009 I don’t remember if I told you last time that my beloved Chavo (the oldest and first red Uacary I have ) has been having epileptic seizures since about 14 months ago. Nobody knows the reason and he’s getting worse and worse. He has to take medication (Phenobarbital), but we are already giving him the highest dosage and 3 weeks ago it seemed not to help him anymore as he got up to 2 seizures daily! For a monkey it’s much worse to suffer those seizures than for a human being as he might be up in the…

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History July 2008

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…

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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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