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The Belize Zoo recently rescued a starving jaguar that was left for dead. The Zoo needs help in the rehabilitation and care of this endangered animal. The Belize Zoo is NOT supported by the government; donations sustain this zoo. The story can be read here:
Two jaguars were found in an abandoned resort. One jaguar did not make out alive. "Lucky Boy" was rescued days before he would have met the same fate.
I am a veterinarian who is helping the Belize Zoo. I recently returned from Belize; during my stay I learned about a fantastic facility that is run by a passionate director named Sharon Matola. This zoo is NOT funded by the government, but is solely funded by donations. The zoo houses jaguars, macaws, tapirs and many other species of Belize. The zoo is always in need of funds, but my request is specific for a recent rescue, for a specific animal.
I am looking for money to feed, provide veterinary care, and provide housing for this unfortunate individual. I am currently collecting material goods for permanent housing, but need money to complete the process. The money will also be used for the veterinary care Lucky Boy desperately needs.
The jaguar has been taken into the zoo and the rehabilitation has begun, but the process will be ongoing. This individual jaguar will NEVER be able to be released into the wild; permanent housing will need to be constructed.
Why rescue this jaguar? Lucky Boy has never known a life other than captivity. He was born in a zoo in Mexico; his past has not been easy. The Belize Zoo is offering a permanent home; a home providing the best care he has ever seen.The jaguar is endangered. This individual will be used to promote the need of conservation in Belize. Education is paramount to the preservation of jaguars and all wildlife.
$2 (the cost of a cup of coffee) = food for a day
It all adds up!! Please direct comments & questions to me: email@example.com
Steven Servantez, DVM
Update 7-28-12: The jaguar is doing better, gaining weight. He has been diagnosed with a severe hookworm infection and is being treated.
Update 8-2-12: I just posted a picture of Lucky Boy today. He is gaining weight, but is far from recovery. Plans are being made for his permanent home, but we CAN NOT begin until money is raised for materials. It is critical that this campaign succeeds.