Welcome to this month’s newsletter! For the past couple of weeks, our clinic has been extremely busy with emergencies. Thankfully, we had the added help from our veterinary interns who got the chance to assist with some interesting surgeries and see rare animals.
We have received a new member to our sanctuary; a female collared peccary. Camote, as we named her, was transferred from another sanctuary after she was deemed to be un-releasable. As we already have Pechan, a 10-month-old peccary, we thought it would be ideal for him to have a companion. Peccaries are social animals and relish in the companionship of one another. Camote and Pechan were slowly introduced to each other over two weeks (pictured above). On the final day of the introduction, the fence between them was removed and the two of them were able to physically interact with one another. Pechan and Camote seem to be getting along well, as we are often finding the two wallowing in their mud pit or resting with each other!