Completed animal projects
2012 was an exceptional year for completing projects that aid in improving the quality of life of our rescued animals. Check out our good work below!
TIPNIS takes her first steps: On Sunday 16th 2012, the extension on Tipnis electric fence enclosure was fully completed. That morning this very special little Andean Spectacle Bear (22 months old), took her first curious steps into this big new world. Tipnis now has 1300 meters square to live in, with a large fresh flowing river water pool, where she can pass the hours playing and more trees than you could count for her to climb on.
This enclosure is another great achievement for LSV and we would like to thank everyone that was involved in reaching this fantastic outcome. It was truly beautiful to see her explore the area, run, and swim and then do it all over again.
Turtle Enclosure: A few of you that visited recently may remember we were working on a new Turtle Enclosure. Well, voila! We have finished and wanted to share a few photos. The enclosure has clean running water, shelters for housing, mini waterfall, and swimming pool. You can literally see the turtles smiling! Take a look for yourself.
"The Dude" has new digs!!: Our resident Kinkachu has been moved into a new spacious enclosure. He has plenty of room for climbing on an abundance of branches to keep him entertained. Volunteers have constructed a water pond and a log house. Best of all his enclosure is out of the regular traffic route of people, so this night creature can catch plenty of quality shut eye during the day. Thanks Volunteers for a job well done and a very happy little Kinkachu.
Toucan Tower: Our Toucan aviary is now finished and the local resident has been moved in. We are pretty sure Sam the Toucan is happy with his spacious new home, which measures 4m x 4m square and 5m in height. The Toucan enclosure was built around a large tree and through out the year we hope the native plants and shrubs will thicken up to make his aviary lush and green and somewhat self cleaning, but most importantly an area where he feels safe and really at home.
Monkey Neighborhood: With ladders, trapeze rope, and high platforms, the Spider and Howler Monkeys have plenty to keep them interested during the day and a cozy place to sleep at night.
Capuchin Enclosure: Our 9m high Capuchin Enclosure is being fitted with finishing touches and doubled checked before a selected group of Capuchin Monkeys can move in. The enclosure was a major project to just transport the materials to the building site and then construct on the side of the mountain creating water access, drainage, feeding areas and secure entry for cleaning.
Presently LSV cares for 51 (Oct 2012) Capuchin Monkeys a small amount of these need to be placed in a controlled environment due to safety reasons for other animals and humans. By building this large enclosure we are able to separate the troupe and create a healthy, balanced environment for the monkeys and also aid the caregivers.
Bird Housing: We needed to create an area for our many rescued Macaws to call home. These new bird houses offer shelter, security from the wild animals in the area, and for many of our birds that can´t fly a chance to live up high in a tree.
Ocelot enclousure: Mitsu, Senda Verde´s male Ocelot arrived in poor condition with his claws and whiskers drastically cut short. This year he received a new enclosure to call home, with trees to climb and a pond to splash in. Mitsu has recuperated well and regained his coordination with plenty of enrichment projects within his enclosure to keep him busy.
Bear Gate Bridge: Days of wobbling across the almost pirate like bridge to reach the Bears Enclosures are long gone. Our amazing Volunteers have built a sturdy bridge that allows safe passage to feed both Aruma and Tipnis (Andean Spectacle Bears) even when the river is flowing high. Thanks Volunteers for helping Senda Verde improve in so many different ways!!!
The enclosure of Coca our resident Caiman has had a total over haul. The boundary wire and posts have all been replaced and a lot of the under growth cleaned out to allow more sun bathing opportunities for Coca. Her natural water system is now also flowing through at a better rate keeping things clean.
Animal Clinic: As Animal Trafficking is still a growing problem and we are receiving new animals every week that need to be rehabilitated, the decision to build a larger facility was a necessity. It will also aid our already large family of 350 animals.
The clinic will have four rooms. An office, Operating Room, Recuperation Area and Laboratory. This new facility will enable our two on site Vets, secure quicker recoveries to more animals by lessening delays.
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