rehab and release program

Sassy the Tapir Shows Off Her Baby

As part of our animal rehabilitation and release program, we have been able to bring 5 tapirs (or antas, as they are known in Brazil) back to health and “soft release” them back into their natural habitat. A soft release is one that occurs in stages, where the animal in…...

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Memphis the Macaw and the Realities of Caring For Wildlife

Not long ago, we introduced you to Memphis, an injured juvenile macaw we’d taken in, hoping to help him heal, with the intention that he’d eventually be released back into the wild.  After we discovered via x-ray that Memphis had a broken leg and wing, he went to the big…...

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Meet Memphis – the Newest Member of Our Wildlife Rehab Program

As part of our rehabilitation and release program, we recently took in a juvenile macaw who was found in the road by one of our caregiver’s homes. At the moment, we are calling him Memphis. As with standard juvenile rescue situations, we are giving him a bit of affection, which…...

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World Wildlife Conservation Day (and Maurício)

World Wildlife Conservation Day gives us an opportunity to reflect upon and bring awareness to issues that are threatening the world’s biodiversity. Every year offers a different theme, and 2021 focuses on “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet.” ...

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The Tapirs Let Us Know They’re Okay

Believe it or not, we still have plenty of mangoes on the property. So many of the animals around eat their fill, even when we humans tire of them. Tapirs are big fans of the fruits and make their way into the area in search of the best ones –…...

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George the Tapir and His Unusual Behavior

During a recent dinner run, Scott was driving the 4-wheeler down a sanctuary road heading towards Rana, to deliver her evening meal. He was moving relatively quickly, because no one else was near, and he wanted to finish up before things got dark. As he was driving, he caught something…...

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