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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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Adopt an Endangered Marsh Deer


We are now pleased to offer adoption kits for Rosita, our semi-tame Marsh Deer.  We believe that she was brought up by some of our neighbours about 8 years ago as she is completely confident around people.  She has had 5 fauns since she adopted us, unfortunately lost one last year and is currently expecting another one.  She occasionally brings them into the garden but obviously has made the decision to keep them totally wild.

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 transits and sometimes decides to show that she is a wild animal by leaping around madly.

She has several male visitors but generally ignores them.  Her most recent faun, a female we have named Rocio, is often seen with her in the garden which is a source of delight for everyone.

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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