The little baby monkey in this video went through a gruesome period. She was trying to be smuggled by poachers and she did not stand a chance against those life-threatening obstacles.
Fortunately, Belize Forest Department got a call about the poaching and they moved fast. They managed in the successful rescue of the baby and bought her to Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic where she was given the required treatment.
This wee baby was named Izzie. The people in the clinic rehydrated and fed her. She ate and drank like a champ. Dehydration is the main cause of death in poached animals. I don’t understand why someone would poach an animal only to not take care of it and let it die. Where is the logic in that?
She seemed so comfortable in the arms of the man holding her, and hardly made a sound. But then they saw she had a broken arm and several other broken bones due to five shotgun pellets in her body. I couldn’t believe she didn’t cry in pain. This is one brave little girl and it makes me so sad that she lost her mother to poachers.
They did their best and mended her and Izzie is on the road to recovery. There are lots of animals falling prey to poaching all over the world, partly because of ancient – and false – beliefs about what certain animal parts can do for people. We should do our part to protect them!
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