Forty primates were recently rescued from illegal trafficking in Lima. Among the forty animals were individuals of the black capuchin, white capuchin, achuni, chozna, choro, puffin, musmuqui, and maquisapa species. They temporarily were housed at the former Lima zoo before being transported to an animal reguge sanctuary in Loreto in the Amazon jungle.
The Regional Management Program of Forest Resources and Wildlife along with the non-profit Animal Defenders International (ADI) worked together to transport the 40 primates to the community of Padrecocha on the Nanay river in Loreto. (more…)