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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Help Wanted

We need your help to provide a safe, sustainable environment for these irreplaceable and seriously threatened animals. Your donations - however small - are very welcome indeed, and if you can volunteer useful skills then we'd love to hear from you!

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Please Lend Your Support

Asking for money is always uncomfortable for both parties. But we're not passively asking you to fund our cause; we pour large amounts of our own money and hard work into maintaining and extending the Trust's aims. That's not said as a boast, but simply to confirm that we're already doing all we possibly can.

We are always hoping that one day we might be able to buy some of our neighbour's land.  This would be very beneficial to some of our animals including the Maned Wolf and the Strange-tailed Tyrant.  If anyone is interested in getting involved then please let us know at  info@collett-trust.org

If you can make a PayPal donation, however small, then we can use the money to buy new equipment, to keep fences well-repaired, and to provide vital medical and scientific support for this rich variety of precious and irreplaceable animals.  Our reintroduction project is totally funded by ourselves and we are currently funding a cabin for our volunteers.  In June 2016 we completed construction of a second corral for Crax fasciolata (Bare-faced Curassow) and we could do with some financial help.

We are now offering some of our well known animals at Reserva Don Luis for adoption, including 'Rosita' our tame Marsh Deer.  The kit includes photos, information leaflets, mouse mat, keyring, stickers and adoption certificate.  This would be a great way to help our reserve and you will get good value for money.

Thank you very much for your support.

Miranda Collett

 

Adopt an Endangered Marsh Deer

Rosita

We are now pleased to offer adoption kits for Rosita, our tame Marsh Deer.  We believe that she was brought up by some of our neighbours about 3 years ago as she is completely confident around people.  She had a faun in March 2012, which incidentally is not in the least tame, although most of us have managed to glimpse this illusive creature at some time or other.  To our delight she had another faun in December 12 which we have named Pablito and she brings him into our garden quite regularly at dusk.  Since then she had produced again - firstly a female in Dec 2013 and more recently a male in Sept 2014.

Rosita comes around for bread quite often and will relax on the ground watching us whilst we are working in the garden.  She also follows me on many of my morning bird watching walks and sometimes decides to show that she is a wild animal by leaping around in a determined manner.

She has several male visitors but generally ignores them and recently she has been accompanied by one of her youngsters on some of her visits.

Rosita is quite a famous deer in the region and can sometimes be found at weekends in the camping area where she hopes people will feed her bread.  She appears regularly on Facebook and is probably unique in the Marsh Deer world.

Our adoption kit will include the following:

Mouse mat with picture of Rosita (mouse not included)

Key ring with picture of Rosita

Factsheet on Marsh Deer

Photo of Rosita and history

Stickers of Rosita

Adoption certificate

 

 

Marsh Deer, Ciervo de los Pantanos

 

 

 

Adoption kit Rosita
 

 

 

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