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Dear Friends of the Sanctuary, These are trying times, we are all doing what is necessary to get through COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. I have seen many pictures and videos of what people are doing during this time of quarantine. It lightens my heart to see the ingenious ideas for making great…

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Spider monkey walking across branch with baby on back

Dear Friends of the Sanctuary, What an exciting year it has been! Ripley reproduced, more macaws are being born in the wild, we helped Chacho in Mexico, Chana is still with us and I had some of the best volunteers! We are looking forward to the New Year to finish our improvement projects, the learning…

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Hello, Friends of the Sanctuary! Little Riley, our 21 month old spider monkey, is having a rough time. Rosie, her mother, has begun to wean her. The other day we observed high in the trees, Mr. Macho (the male biological donator) put himself between Rosie and Riley. Riley was having none of that nonsense and…

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Babies, babies and more babies… Hello, Friends of the Sanctuary! Riley has had to step down as the only child. On January 26th little Teo, a squirrel monkey was born and rejected by his mother. This often happens as the mother is poached at a very young age and never allowed to see and receive…

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Hello, Friends of the Sanctuary! Riley is approaching her first birthday—October 17th. Her doting mom, Rosie, takes her to the forest almost every day so she can learn how to forage, as well as receiving instructions in socialization and the proper etiquette for interacting with the wild monkeys. However, Riley’s non-stop motion can wear Rosie…

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Rosie and her baby

At 3:30 am on 18 Oct 17 Rosie gave birth!!! In May of 2013 a tree fell over, a natural phenomenon, but this tree had three juvenile spider monkeys within its limbs when it came down. One died upon impact, another ran off with the loss of a leg and Rosie lay on the ground unconscious. She…

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Another Anniversary Celebration!!! We are rapidly approaching a “red letter day” for the Sanctuary-another anniversary of helping wildlife! October 29, 2003 was a momentous day that changed the lives of many, especially mine! We were asked to accept a nine month old spider monkey that had been confiscated from a home. Since that momentous day,…

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Iago the baby macaw preening and sleeping in the sun

Dear Friends of the Sanctuary, Many of you saw the baby titi monkey that was born here last December 29th —Dec 30, 2016 Newsletter—A BIRTH AT THE SANCTUARY. Today, we moved her to the large cage with the other six—her first big step towards being released! I completed all of the required Association of Zoos…

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