Apparently this is the year of the anteater! Yet another call about a displaced anteater wandering around a resort right smack dab in the middle of town.
Thank you to Sunbreeze Belize for contacting The Belize Forest Department about this critter that they caught while wandering around their property. With the drastic habitat loss, especially around the heart of San Pedro Town, wildlife like this anteater are forced to roam areas they are no longer normally found in search of food or new habitat. Now it is more important than ever to stop and think before you clear that section of trees or that patch of mangroves. What will be the effects the action will have on the ecosystem as a whole? Who will be effected by it and in what way? How will these effects cascade throughout the ecosystem?
So many people love Belize for the nature and wildlife found here. Let’s preserve it so our future generations can do the same!
Thank you to Saga Humane Society for picking up the little beauty and keeping him safe, Karen Brodie Photography for the stunning shots of the release and to Fondation Brigitte Bardot for the vehicle that provides transportation to all of our wildlife calls on Ambergris Caye.