Rest in peace, Antonio

11 07 2010

I’m sad to report that Antonio didn’t make it through the night last night.  We loved him a lot and are all heartbroken over it.

He is a true lesson about the negative impact of the exotic pet trade.  He was taken from his mother at way too young an age by people who thought only about money and cared little about his welfare.  For every healthy and happy pet anteater that makes it to live with a family, dozens of babies like Antonio end up dead.

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Welcome Antonio!

9 07 2010

Everyone, please give a warm welcome to the newest rescue, Antonio the anteater.  He is a tamandua which is a medium sized anteater who lives both in the trees and on the ground.  We dont know too much about him.  He was being sold on the side of the road and was rescued by a nice couple who knew that he would be better off here.  Isn’t he a cutie?