The IIIV Bolivian Congress of Bolivian Mastozoology and the IV Congress of Latin american Mastozoology will take place this July 10th to 13th in the city of La Paz. According to their description on the website, the congress is an “opportunity to share experiences related to the study and conservation of mammals, to create allegiances, create opportunities of interaction with research specialists, professionals and students, and in this way strengthen the bonds of brotherhood that all of Latin america shares”.
La Senda Verde has been invited to such congress and will participate in it with a stand and two oral presentations. The role that the wildlife sanctuary has is crucial to national and Latin american Mastozoology. It is one of the few places in Bolivia where rescued mammals can be rehabilitated and find a new home.
La Senda Verde is home to more than 23 species of mammals, among them a few that are endangered like the spectacled bear, of which we have three residents. Amongst the felines we have two margays, two ocelots, a tiger cat, a jaguar and a puma. Monkeys are the most abundant, just the capuchins alone count more than 70 individuals. Other monkey species in the refuge include spider, howler, squirrel, owl and titi monkeys. Finally, other mammals that also live with us are a capibara, a tapir, two deers, a coati and a kinkajou.