THE PUMA PROJECT
When: As soon as possible
From: A zoo in Argentina
To: Ubuntu Wilidlife Sanctuary in South Africa
These three pumas were born in 2010 in the province of Buenos Aires in the Colon Zoo, Municipality of Colon. With their mother dying when they were only cubs, it was that same year that the local Sin Zoo movement discovered there were over 9 pumas living in cages in very small enclosures, fighting and wounding each other constantly. Other -exotic- animals were found in dreadful conditions, and were rescued in 2012 by a sanctuary, thanks to the local movement as well as the Municipality. Although the sanctuary had promised they would come back for the pumas this unfortunately never happened.
When another three pumas died in the years after, the 6 survivors were then divided in two small enclosures of 3 by 3 meters, concrete surface and middle floor. Again, only three survived: 2 females and 1 male, all siblings.
They are currently 8 years old and currently live in the same enclosure, a bird voliere, right next to a football stadium, with lots of noise pollution.
We need your urgent help to get them out as soon as possible. Pumas are considered a plague in Argentina, there is no sanctuary or place for them. Besides, they are the last animals to be left in the Zoo.
Ubuntu Wildlife Sanctuary is waiting for them, together we can make it happen.
Here is their story in pictures, the last picture the situation in which they are now:
URGENT ACTION NEEDED!
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