On 23rd of February 2020 we had the honour to receive new dwellers in the forests of the Reserve. Corpocesar, the local environmental authorities, organised a large scale liberation of wild animals in Tananeos Natural Reserve.
The Reserve welcomes a new group of nine White-fronted capuchins (Cebus albifrons), two ocelots (Leopardus pardalis), 10 Red-footed tortoises (Chelonoidis Carbonaria), two green-rumped parrotlets (Forpus passerinus), three yellow-crowned parrots (Amazona ochrocephala), one greyish saltator (Saltator coerulescens), one saffron finch (Sicalis flaveola), one yellow oriole (Icterus nigrogularis) and one orange-crowned oriole (Icterus auricapillus).
These animals were rescued from illegal trafficking or pet keeping and were rehabilitated in the the ¨Centro de Atención de Fauna Silvestre del Cesar¨ until they were ready to return to their natural habitat.
We would like to invite the community to contribute to reduce illegal practices with wildlife. Wild animals should not be kept in captivity or as mascots. They belong to nature and that is where they should be.
Protecting our natural heritage and our environment requires a commitment from all of us.