Projects Abroad to release five rescued spider monkeys back into their natural environment on Easter Sunday

Monday 28, March 2011


Projects Abroad to release five rescued spider monkeys back into their natural environment on Easter Sunday


For more than four years, leading international volunteering company, Projects Abroad, has been involved in the rescue and release of a number of Spider Monkeys in Taricaya in the Amazon Rainforest of Peru.


After years of hard work in observing, nurturing and caring for these beautiful creatures, and with a combination of highs and lows, Projects Abroad was finally able to release four adult Spider Monkey’s into their natural forest environment back in October last year, and a further five on Christmas Day. This year, Easter Sunday will mark the next release of a further five Spider Monkey’s that have been deemed ready to re-enter their natural surroundings.


Stuart Timson, conservation director at Taricaya Lodge in Peru comments: “It really is a truly remarkable feeling to finally reintroduce these charismatic monkeys back into the forests where their calls and chatter will be heard once again after an absence of more than 60 years.”


Spider Monkeys are social animals but the destruction of rainforests has spearheaded the disappearance of many spider monkey colonies. As a result, Spider Monkeys are fast becoming an endangered species.


Timson explains: “Sadly, man is the Spider Monkey’s greatest enemy. Besides destroying their habitat, man is also responsible for dragging these glorious animals into the lucrative pet trade. People even hunt them down to consume their meat. The slow maturation and low reproduction rates of these mammals has made them even more vulnerable to extinction which means that protecting them and their survival in the wild is ever more important”.


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