News — Bui

A year of Bui

Posted by Luis @RAREC on

Her mother slaughtered for food, and herself being transported in an ice box to be sold at a market, fate seemed grim for the young manatee calf. But a surprise fish inspection by the environmental police saved her, and brought her into our lives. Thanks to the efforts of caretaker Ingrid Bustos, and thanks to the financial and technical support from the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, the Columbus Zoo, the Georgia Aquarium, and the National University of the Peruvian Amazon (UNAP), Bui is growing healthy and happy, she weighs 55kg as of today. The Rainforest Awareness Rescue and Education Center...

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Flashback: Rescuing Bui

Posted by Luis Sosa on

As we care for Bui and the other manatees under our care, we are reminded of the circumstances which brought them to our center. All the manatees in our Center were rescued from people who had captured them illegally, and all of them had been mistreated. But none more so than Bui. In fact, it's a miracle she survived her ordeal. Her mother was killed for food, and she was locked in a cooler, to be transported for slaughter. A surprise intervention by the Environmental Police saved her life, and we were summoned to pick her up. All of this...

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