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Toucan Love

Two young Channel-billed Toucans which were seized at Jerningham Junction, Cunupia on Wednesday 14th  July by Game Warden Judith Ramkissoon are destined for freedom in the future. These protected birds are currently held in the quarantine facilities at the Emperor Valley Zoo for eventual transfer to the zoo’s rehabilitation off-site facility at Brigand Hill. This is a more natural abode for wild animals such as these and will facilitate the reintroduction into the surrounding forested areas.
 
The rehabilitation center in Brigand Hill was established by the Zoological Society of Trinidad and Tobago, with the assistance of IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) and the Manatee Conservation Trust. It is used to facilitate the housing and release of indigenous animals that were seized by the Wildlife Section, rescued animals and excess stock from the zoo. These practices are part of the zoo’s ongoing conservation programme; the objectives being to stop the rapidly declining wild populations, as well as to diminish the number of protected animals kept illegally without a permit.
 

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