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CAM returned 13 wild animals to their habitat • La Nación

The highest environmental authority of Huila released 13 specimens of 8 species of wildlife that had been rescued on public roads and homes in Neiva.

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In a protected area in the municipality of Campoalegre, the Regional Autonomous Corporation of Alto Magdalena-CAM released 13 specimens of eight different species of wildlife that were in the recovery process at the Hogar de Paso de Neiva.

Among the animals released were a Borugo (Cuniculus paca), two Opossums (Didelphis marsupialis), a Coquito (Phimosus infuscatus), a Chicken Hawk (Rupornis magnirostris), four Currucutú Owls (Megascops choliba), a Striped Owl (Asio clamator ), two Case Turtles (Kinosternon leucostomum) and an Iguana.

According to the Corporation’s wildlife professionals, the specimens had been staying for a few weeks at the CAM’s Hogar de Paso de Fauna Silvestre in Neiva, where they underwent the due process of recovery and rehabilitation, after being rescued on public roads and city ​​homes.

“After an arduous evaluation and treatment, applied to a borugo that had been run over near the tollbooth via Bogotá, which suffered a serious injury to his skull, as well as two specimens of opossum that had been rescued in a house to prevent any kind of negative response from citizens, we were able to reincorporate these species into their environment and provide them with a better quality of life”, highlighted Camilo Charry, a CAM veterinarian.

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