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 as quickly as they could.
Once there, she was weak, dehydrated, and in shock. 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 quickly began to operate to remove the pellets and put her arm in a cast to help the bones heal. They named her Izzie and please watch this amazing rescue effort.
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