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R.I.P. Winkie… With great sadness, we want to tell you that in early July, we lost Winkie to a puma that had been prowling in the area. We apologize for the delay in posting this. Our grief got in the way. Thank you for understanding. Winkie had a love of fine clothing–none of which belonged…

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June 2019 Newsletter

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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March 2019 Newsletter

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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September 2018 Newsletter

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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2017 In Review

May the Holidays put joy in your hearts! Dear Friends of the Sanctuary, Rosie has definitely filled our hearts with joy! She gave birth to a healthy offspring during the early morning hours on the 18th of October. The baby has started to be interested in what her mother is eating and Rosie has begun…

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Rosie has a baby!

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!

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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Exciting Tales from the Sanctuary

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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A birth at the sanctuary

Baby squirrel monkey on stuffed animal

Hello, Friends! Part of “Monkey 101” is learning how monkey mothers do not hold on to their offspring. The neonate must hold onto the mother; if they don’t, they fall to the ground. Mother can’t afford to waste her energy on one that is not 100%. This is a very simplified explanation. Some of the infants…

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2016 Year in Review

New spider monkey at the sanctuary

Dear Friends of the Sanctuary, This past week we were able to confirm our importance towards the care of wildlife. Andy Pruter of Everyday Adventures called to tell us a neighbor found a juvenile spider monkey that just wasn’t responding well. Our project veterinarian was due to visit the following day and Andy took on…

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