A cute newborn spider monkey unfortunately was captured by poachers and was days away from death if it wasn’t for a life-saving phone call. Within moments of getting an anonymous call about a poached monkey, the Belize Forest Department found and rescued the monkey and brought it to the Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic for immediate medical attention as quickly as they could.
Upon arrival at the clinic, she was severely weak, dehydrated, and in shock. The hospital staff quickly started giving her food and liquids to nourish and rehydrate her so they can perform other tests. After an X-ray, they found several shotgun pellets lodged in her flesh and multiple broken bones.
The veterinarians at the clinic quickly began to operate to remove the pellets. They named her Izzie the spider monkey and also gave her a cast to help her arm heal.
Watch this amazing story of Izzie the spider monkey…
But thankfully, Izzie was not alone for long! According to a Facebook post on Wildtracks’ Facebook page, Izzie was introduced to another younger spider monkey named Chippa. Together, the two monkeys quickly became fast friends and are now living happily at the clinic.
The rescue and rehabilitation of Izzie would not have been possible without the efforts of the Belize Forest Department and the clinic staff. If you would like to donate to Wildtracks Manatee and Primate Rehabilitation Programmes and support their ongoing efforts to rehabilitate and care for animals in need, please visit their website.
The rescue of Izzie is a reminder of the importance of protecting and preserving wildlife. It also serves as an inspiration for those who work tirelessly to ensure that animals receive the care and attention they deserve.
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