Wildtracks Newsletter

Wildtracks Newsletter

We are excited to be able to share the most recent Wildtracks Newsletter with you! This edition has a focus on the education and outreach activities that build awareness of the illegal wildlife trade, endangered primates and Antillean manatees both in schools across Belize and at national outreach events. It also provides updates on the rehabilitation monkeys and manatees in care at Wildtracks, the Yucatan black howler monkey releases, and the ongoing Wildtracks primate conservation project.

He was emaciated and scared...meeting Kamal.

He was emaciated and scared...meeting Kamal.

The first time I held Kamal was on January 28, 2016. He was a young spider monkey confiscated from the illegal pet trade, and estimated to be about eight months old, very similar in age to Cas, the other young spider monkey in the Primate Rehabilitation Centre at Wildtracks. During my first two and a half months at Wildtracks, before Kamal arrived, I was a part of the six-person Nurseryteam caring for Cas and the other nursery monkeys. Cas was thriving at Wildtracks, learning new life skills and gaining more confidence every day.