So finally the Bolivia Summer Team have emerged from their jungle home of the last 3 weeks, Parque Jacj Cuisi, and are safely back in Rurrenabaque for a mid-project break. We’re waiting for the team to send us a blog update themselves but firstly from all of us here in the UK a huge congratulations to them for completing the enclosure for the two recently rescued baby pumas. Construction work in the jungle is difficult and the team will have been working extremely hard over the last 3 weeks to get this done. All that is left to do is a bit of final cementing and the pumas can move into their new jungle home.
The 2011 Gap Year team at work on an enclosure earlier this year….
The team are off today for a few days well-earned R&R on a Pampas tour where they will be going on boat safaris, spotting caiman, anacondas and even hopefully swimming with pink river dolphins. After this they will be heading over to Parque Ambue Ari, one of the more established sanctuaries, to help care for the animals there. Their work will include feeding animals, cleaning enclosures, working in the quarantine and taking the big cats out walking on trails in the forest.
Keep up to date with their news here.