Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Maruja the spider monkey goes home for Christmas!

Dressed in a child’s dress, Maruja had been chained to the top of a truck to advertise an “animal wedding” at a circus in Lima, Peru. Less than 24 hours after ADI passed the footage to the authorities, Maruja was seized and brought into our care. Now WE HAVE THE CHANCE TO TRULY TRANSFORM MARUJA’S LIFE! Maruja will join the spider monkey rehabilitation programme at Taricaya Ecological Reserve in the Amazon, and will hopefully be returned to the wild!

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Animal Rescues

Having secured and helped enforce an animal circus ban in Bolivia, saving all of the animals, ADI return to Latin America to assist the authorities in Peru and Colombia. Over 100 animals have been rescued during Operation Spirit of Freedom with 33 lions heading home to Africa.

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