Friday, April 17, 2015

Mango season at Canaote.



It´s mango season at Cañaote. Whilst we see wild monkeys every day of the year in the canopy above our facility. It is in mango season that the visitors come in large numbers- We see whole families sitting together Males with several females and their children- The children are particularly fascinating to watch. They play so hard at great height, I wonder that there is never an accident. They have the built in safety techniques that that any steeple jack would envy.
Watching them play, free in the forest, reminds me of the less fortunate who have been captured by man an now sit in tiny cages in someone's apartment. Pampered like a small child?. Nah! Baby bottle instead of mother, Nappies instead of the wind around their legs. Shame on man.
My picture is a wild male adult. A frequent visitor and a connoisseur of our mangoes.



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The roundabout.



Two days ago, on Facebook, I asked if anyone could guess what was being made from a scatter of iron pieces in my photograph. Today I am able to show you the nearly finished article. It´s a roundabout. Just put into place a few minutes before the picture. Subsequently the Lucio family went wild. I had a feeling that this was their kind of toy. They are
of course experimenting with it. Soon I will share with you some of the early games. We are constantly looking for ways to enrich the lives of the little people that live with us. Boredom is the greatest enemy of the monkey in semi captivity. Whilst we prepare some of our monkeys for return to their natural environment, we give them plenty to do. Depression is the enemy of the bored monkey. It´s the reason zoos often fail to give monkeys a healthy life. Ok, not all zoos fail. 


Martes, 14 de abril 2015

La rotonda.


Hace dos días, en Facebook, le pregunté si alguien podía adivinar lo que hice a partir de una dispersión de piezas de hierro en mi fotografía. Hoy soy capaz de mostrar el artículo casi terminado. Está es una rotonda. Sólo hay que poner en su lugar unos minutos antes de la imagen. Posteriormente la familia de Lucio enloqueció. Tenía la sensación de que este era su tipo de juguete preferido, por supuesto, de inmediato experimentaron con ella. Pronto voy a compartir con ustedes algunos de los primeros juegos. Estamos constantemente buscando maneras de enriquecer las vidas de la gente pequeña que viven con nosotros. El aburrimiento es el enemigo más grande del mono en semi cautiverio. Mientras preparamos algunos de nuestros monos para el retorno a su ambiente natural, les damos mucho que hacer. La depresión es el enemigo del mono aburrido. Esta es la razón zoológicos a menudo no logran dar monos una vida sana. Ok, no todos los parques zoológicos fallan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Monkey Rescue Centre has to be many things.







A Monkey Rescue Centre has to be many things. It must be prepared to serve many purposes- The welfare of the children is paramount of course. But what is the welfare of the children? It cannot be just a glib expression. Where possible and very important, is the preparation of a monkey to be returned to its natural environment, the forest. Maybe there are many steps to be taken before this objective can be achieved. The age and health of the monkey are considerations. Is the monkey capable of defending and supporting itself in the wild. If not what steps must be taken to bring it to the point where it can be released. Health must be professionally monitored. Appropriate medication prescribed and applied. Monkeys from human homes sometimes have problems that the were induced by.their association with humans. Small, physically inhibiting cages, inappropriate diet, these are some of the human gifts. At Cañaote we have seen too many monkeys with osteoporosis, caused by poor diet and lack of proper exercise. So preparation for release is an important work of the Centre but what else? Some of these programs take long periods, sometimes years. Clearly the health and well-being of the child must be taken care of during this period. Mental heath is as important as the physical condition. Boredom is the monkeys biggest enemy in captivity. In the trees above Cañaote we see the wild ones, constantly at play, constantly in activity. Their games and their feeding make happy wild lives. But what of the children behind cages? There are many studies of enrichment activities for captive or semi captive monkeys, I will quote one excellent study and leave those interested to follow up. The Rescue Centre must not only provide a suitable appropriate and nutritious  diet but also provide activities to occupy and entertain the captive monkey. We are constantly providing and maintaining  enrichment for our children. Above you can see a new house that went into use today. Swings do not replace trees but they do help. We also include live trees in our enclosures. Bamboo walkways, rings, ropes, hammocks. Not to forget the buckets of love.






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Martes, 31 de marzo 2015


Un Centro de Rescate de monos tiene que ser muchas cosas.


Un Centro de Rescate de monos tiene que ser muchas cosas. Se debe estar preparado para servir a muchos residentes. El bienestar de los niños es de suma importancia, por supuesto. Pero, ¿qué es el bienestar de los niños? No puede ser sólo una expresión locuaz. Cuando sea posible y muy importante, es la preparación de un mono para ser devuelto a su entorno natural, el bosque. Tal vez hay muchos pasos que se deben tomar antes de que este objetivo se pueda alcanzarse. La edad y la salud de los monos son consideraciones. ¿Es el mono capaz de defenderse y apoyarse a sí mismo en la naturaleza. Si no ¿qué medidas se deben tomar para llevarlo al punto en que puede ser dejado en libertad. La salud debe ser monitoreada por profesionales. Medicación adecuada prescrita y aplicada. Monos de viviendas humanas a veces tienen problemas que fueron inducidos por haber vivido con ellos. Las pequeñas, jaulas inhiben físicamente, la dieta inadecuada, estos son algunos de los dones humanos. En Cañaote hemos visto demasiados monos con osteoporosis, causadas por la mala alimentación y la falta de ejercicio adecuado. Así que la preparación para ser liberado es una obra importante del Centro, pero ¿qué más? Algunos de estos programas toman largos períodos, a veces años. Es evidente que la salud y el bienestar del mono deben ser atendidos durante este período. La salud mental es tan importante como la condición física. El aburrimiento es el enemigo más grande de los monos en cautiverio. En los árboles por encima de Cañaote vemos los salvajes, constantemente el juego y la actividad. Sus juegos y su alimentación hacen que tengan una vida silvestre feliz. Pero ¿qué pasa con los monos detrás de las jaulas? Hay muchos estudios de las actividades de enriquecimiento para los monos en cautiverio o semi cautiverio, voy a citar un excelente estudio y dejo a los interesados ​​en el seguimiento. El Centro de Rescate no sólo debe proporcionar una dieta adecuada y nutritiva, sino también ofrecer actividades para ocupar y entretener a los monos en cautiverio. Estamos constantemente preocupados en proporcionar y mantener enriquecimiento para nuestros hijos. Más arriba, Usted puede ver una casa nueva que entró en uso hoy en día. Columpios no reemplazan los árboles pero ayudan. También se incluyen los árboles vivos en nuestros recintos. Bambú pasarelas, anillos, cuerdas, hamacas. No hay que olvidar los chorros de amor.


Monday, March 30, 2015

A song for you.





This evening and the sun very low in the sky above Cañaote.. Two young ladies are preparing to go home. It has been a long day. The mangoes have been good and the company charming. So just to end a perfect day, a song for you.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

If you are tempted to buy that cute little ball of red fur on sale at the roadside.






Lucio.

If you are tempted to buy that cute little ball of red fur on sale at the roadside. Just check who you will be sharing your living-room with in just a few years. Lucio is very much an alpha. As you see from our photograph, he is in magnificent condition with a wonderful sheen on his coat. He is aloof to strangers and can be aggressive. He came to Canaote some10 years ago as a small young monkey. Nothing like his present size. He is very much loved by his human family, who still visit him and send him gifts. Additionally they are in frequent correspondence with me to be sure that he has everything he needs. I find him to be a good companion we are great friends.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Why we call Cañaote Paradise.






She is wild and she is beautiful. She sits for many hours over the enclosure where Lucio lives with his family. The wild visitors are with us every day but from the beginning of the Mango season, their numbers increase dramatically. Early morning the trees in the canopy shake with the thunder of their calls.
Its only one reason why we call Cañaote Paradise.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Did you notice?



I wonder if you noticed? The PayPal button has been removed.. Yes it was getting rusty for non use. So  I thought it best to remove it. In the 8 years of its presence on the blog, it has never been used. Not many PayPal donations through Forget me not. In fact none at all. Sad.



We have twenty four monkeys in our care that is nineteen Howler monkeys and five Capuchin monkeys. All of our children with one exception come from human homes. Homes that are now peaceful, homes where the tops stay on top of spray cans and where the human children are no longer in danger of being bitten. The fact is that baby monkeys are just like baby kittens and baby puppies. They are irresistible, they are cuddly, and they are lovable. But it is when they grow up that they cause problems either within the family or community. All monkeys bite. So a time comes when for one reason or another, a parting has to be made.
This is a traumatic time for the monkey, a painful time for the owner and human family. Depending on the type of monkey, they can live anything between twenty and forty years. Therefore adopting a monkey is a serious matter. Disposing of a monkey is an even more serious matter. Having committed yourself to the care of a human-like creature and then reneging on your promise to care for him for his whole life, is an event which has serious implications.
There is only one refuge for monkeys in Venezuela and so there are those who, having found the Canaote Monkey Rescue Centre, breathe a sigh of relief. '
I have found someone to look after the monkey and I can now get on with my life'. The fact of the matter is that there is a moral responsibility to continue to care and be concerned with the welfare of the monkey. There is no moral quick fix. You caused that baby’s mother to be murdered. You bought him at the roadside and you are still morally responsible for him.
Some people make a promise of continuing donations to support their child here at Cañaote. Very few people keep that promise. For example this month, only one person has made a donation out of the twenty four monkeys we have resident. For the rest, we have to consider them abandoned.
Our financial resources at Cañaote are very slight. It is entirely the contribution from my pension from the Government of the United Kingdom. There is no other source of funds. That pension has remained unchanged for the last fifteen years with no increment. Many people express surprise that we are not supported by government grant. We have no financial support for our work.
If you truly loved the monkey you passed to my care or you wish to help the Monkeys of Cañaote, please donate and donate regularly. Don’t make me beg.
You have no doubt about my love for these children.

Banco Mercantil.A/c Philip Cordrey C.I. 82216531.
Cuenta Corriente 0105 0101 67 1101-03170-0.


or write to me.
philip.cordrey@gmail.com




Jueves, 25 de diciembre 2014
¿Te diste cuenta?

Me pregunto si te diste cuenta? El botón de PayPal se ha eliminado .. Sí, se oxido por falta de uso. Así que pensé que lo mejor era eliminarlo. En los 8 años del blog,  nunca se ha utilizado. No han donado por PayPal a través de mí no olvidar. De hecho, ninguno en absoluto. Es muy triste.



Tenemos veinticuatro monos a nuestro cuidado de los cuales diecinueve monos son aulladores y cinco monos capuchinos. Todos nuestros niños con una sola excepción provienen de hogares humanos. Casas que son ahora tranquilas, hogares donde las copas se quedan en la parte superior ya  no hay quien las rompa y donde los niños humanos ya no están en peligro de ser mordido. El hecho es que los monos bebés son como gatitos bebés y cachorros bebé. Ellos son irresistibles, son mimosos y  adorables. Pero cuando crecen causan muchos problemas, ya sea dentro de la familia o de la comunidad. Todos los monos muerden. Así que llega el momento por una razón u otra, tienen que salir de ellos.
Este es un momento traumático para el mono, un momento doloroso para el propietario y su familia humana. Dependiendo del tipo de mono, que pueden vivir entre veinte y cuarenta años. Por lo tanto, la adopción de un mono es un asunto serio. Cómo deshacerse de un mono es un asunto aún más grave. Habiendo comprometido con el cuidado de una criatura parecida a la humana y luego renegar de su promesa de cuidar de él durante toda su vida, es un evento que tiene serias implicaciones.
Sólo hay un refugio de monos en Venezuela y es el Centro de Rescate Canaote, donde los dueños dan un suspiro de alivio. "He encontrado a alguien para que cuide el mono y ahora puedo seguir con mi vida". El hecho del asunto es que hay una responsabilidad moral para continuar con la atención y preocuparse por el bienestar de los monos. No hay una solución rápida moral. Al comprarlo sin saberlo, lograste que la madre de ese bebé fuera asesinada. Usted lo compró en el borde de la carretera y usted sigue siendo moralmente responsable de él.
Algunas personas hacen una promesa de continuar haciendo donaciones para apoyar a sus hijos aquí en Cañaote. Muy pocas personas mantienen esa promesa. Por ejemplo, este mes, sólo una persona ha hecho una donación de los veinticuatro monos que tenemos residentes. Por lo demás, tenemos que considerar que los abandonaron.
Nuestros recursos financieros en Cañaote son muy pocos. Es totalmente mantenido con mi pensión del Gobierno del Reino Unido. No hay otra fuente de fondos. Esa pensión se ha mantenido sin cambios durante los últimos quince años sin ningún incremento. Muchas personas expresan sorpresa porque no recibimos ninguna ayuda del gobierno. No tenemos ningún apoyo financiero por nuestro trabajo.
Si realmente amas al mono que pasó a mi cuidado o usted desea ayudar a los monos de Cañaote, por favor done y done regularmente. No me hagas rogar.
Usted no tiene ninguna duda sobre mi amor por estos niños.

Banco Mercantil.


Philip Cordrey


C.I. 82216531.
Cuenta Corriente 0105 0101 6711 0103 1700

philip.cordrey@gmail.com