post-title South America Exped: Weeks 2 & 3

South America Exped: Weeks 2 & 3

South America Exped: Weeks 2 & 3

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Team Updates

Following on from an eventful first week of their South American Expedition, the team had a busy couple of weeks in Sucre filled with language lessons, water slides, sports, BBQ’s, museums and exploring Bolivia’s stunning Salar de Uyuni … so much so that their blog update fell by the wayside!

But despite their busyness and the failings of South American internet, we’ve managed to get our hands on a few pics of the team’s escapades! Here’s some belated snaps of them graduating from the language school (congratulations team!) and exploring the vast amounts of salt, geysers and hot springs around the beautiful Salar de Uyuni….

Language School: farewell dinner and graduation

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Farewell Dinner

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Team with certificates at language school

Salar de Uyuni: saltflats, geysers and thermal pools

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Emily and Ed, sunset on the salt flats

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Geysers

 

 

 

 

 

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Mountains in the distance

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Thermal pools

Goodbye Sucre!

Last week, fresh off the salt-flats the team met their new team leader Karen and travelled to volunteer at Inti Wara Yassi’s park Ambue Ari in the Bolivian rainforest.  Here they’ll spend their first week helping to construct a management cage for rescued, resident puma Leoncio (Leo).

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Team on the bus to Ambue Ari

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leo is unfortunately a victim of the illegal wildlife trade in Bolivia and was put into Inti Wara Yassi’s custody in 2004 by the Bolivian authorities after being confiscated. Leo has a large enclosure and his own trails to walk, however in recent years the water levels have changed and part of his enclosure is often waterlogged for nearly half of the year. A management cage will give Leo a dry cage entrance and make a big difference to his quality of life!

 

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Leo on one of his jungle trails

Check in with us next week to see how the guys having been getting on at Ambue Ari.

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