🌿💕August 22nd – We Remember Caita💕🌿
Wild@Life: “We started #missioncaita because of her. Caita might be gone, but thanks to her, 10 other orphans have been saved and awareness towards primate conservation has been raised. Caita is the martyr of an important cause and a true heroine.” ~~ Asli Han Gedik 🌿🌿
🌿In 2019 Caita was the victim of the illegal wildlife trade. She was caught in a rusty snare, and her mother killed in front of her. Poachers struck Caita across her back with an iron pipe, tied her up, and threw her in the trunk of a broken down car. Fortunately, she was rescued by Wild@Life and provided with much needed care in a valiant effort to save her. Caita got tetanus from the snare and two of her fingers needed to be removed. Her spirit was broken. After 11 days, she went into septic shock and passed away surrounded by those who cared for her.🌿
This little lady will always hold a special place in our hearts.
Caita is just one example of wildlife trafficking. For every baby chimpanzee torn away from wildlife, another average of 10 from the same family trying to save the baby is killed in the process. We have saved countless lives from horrific circumstances. Animals who were all taken from their families / homes in the wild by humans, to be sold to black market. They are sold for their flesh, their bones, their blood, their organs, their body parts. They are sold for humans to hold them captive for entertainment; many spending their entire lives trapped in tiny, filthy, barren cages. They are sold to zoos and man-made safari parks where humans pay to keep them trapped and away from everything that is natural to them. They are sold to laboratories where they’re tortured in the name of “science”. None of these animals belongs anywhere but in the wild with their families. The ones who are rescued from the evil grip of humans are given everything possible to keep them safe and their lives enriched in sanctuary but make no mistake, there is no replacement for their families and their wild homes. None.
Zizi & Zeze
Zizi & Zeze
Rescue Day at Base Camp
Wildatlife is proud to be one of the winners, together with national parks Angola, this year’s IUCN WCPA International Ranger Award.
Our dedicated ranger team who patrols Maiombe National Park took a Special Commendation for contributions to protected and conserved areas and we are proud of our efforts to protect, rescue and confiscate Primates before they end up in traffickers hands and part of the illegal wildlife trade, is recognized by IUCN.