Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Tilinís next move

Posted: 7 July 2010. Updated: 15 October 2015


The Memorandum of Understanding with the local authority of Cochabamba was only valid for 6 months and the national authority DGB had specified that the quarantine enclosure could only be used for those animals; therefore, the enclosure was destroyed after we left with the animals. ADI fully supports this decision, as we prefer not to leave behind facilities that could be utilized improperly.

Tilin has been moved to the land of a private benefactor in the Santa Cruz region, along with his favourite keeper, until we receive his CITES import permit from the UK authorities.

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