Six female ocelots have recently been released into their natural environment.
The Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador, supported by special forces and animal rights activists, regularly campaigns to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
Six female ocelots were recently released into their natural habitat. All of them were discovered in 2020, after which they remained under the control of specialists for about a year.
After making sure that the animals are ready for independent life, the veterinarians carried out deworming, equipped with microchips a number of necessary tests and sent them on their way.
The wildlife trade in Ecuador is punishable by up to three years in prison. Over the past seven years, more than 5,000 species of wild animals have been saved.
It’s hard to believe that some people are willing to harm animals to make money. Defenders of wildlife should not deal only with this issue.