Tia, The Anteater, Released into the Wild

May 2012, ACES rescued and anteater which we named) Tia during a croc-human conflict call in Ambergris Caye. Dehydrated, starving, and injured, Tia's rescue did not stop there. We notified The Belize Forest Department and flew her to the mainland via Maya Island Air; and then drove Tia to the main office of the BFD in Belmopan.

There, Tamandua specialist Ella Baron and Belize Forest Department’s Jazmin Ramos rushed Tia to The Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic where she was treated by Dr. Isabelle Paquet-Durand. With a broken paw, injured tail, and dislocated hip, Ella Baron took on the exhausting job of caring for and rehabilitating Tia at the Caves Branch Jungle Lodge.

What a great feeling to watch her release and know that the Belize Wildlife Conservation Network is making a huge difference in the rescue of Belize’s amazing wildlife.

Thank you everyone! And, a special thanks to Ella for your expertise, compassion, and commitment.

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ACES is a Non-Profit Organization founded by Wildlife Behaviorist & Croc Wrangler, Vince Rose, & Research Biologist, Cherie Chenot-Rose ~ Belize