Thor the howler monkey

Thor is an endangered red howler -Alouatta seniculus- primate.

He arrived on December 2019, very dehydrated and brokenhearted.

We're still wondering why howler's haven't moved up in category to critically endangered on the IUCN list. Howlers are rarely seen here.




His condition was very critical at the beginning, being the only rescue of their species, we had to consult with different professionals with experience in their care to formulate an adequate diet that is finally a mixture of the foods that grow naturally in our area and supplements to achieve the nutritional balance he needed and needs so far.

With the tireless work of the RAREC team, we managed to save him and he became in a strong calf with a very obstinate and fun character that has managed to make his caregivers fall in love with him.



When he was fully recovered and entering the juvenile age, we made the decision that it was time for him to have the opportunity to live with others of the same species, for which we transferred him to another rescue center with other individuals of his species and the same age so now he lives happily and in company.

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