Brutalized Anteater Saved by Costa Rican Firefighters

The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A wounded anteater was rescued by firefighters in Cariari, Pococí who answered the call from a neighbor and found the animal had been cut with a machete in various parts of its body.

Immediately notice was given to the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae), whose officials were responsible for the animal.

Joaquin Vargas, Minae official, explained that the anteater was in a very delicate condition. It had injuries on the neck, front and hind limbs, and on his mouth.

The adult anteater had to be mobilized on a special bed and taken to an urgent care center in Heredia, where veterinarians were awaiting its arrival.

The wounds were so deep, quick action had to be taken just to save its life.

Vargas explained that these animals are harmless and only eat insects like ants and termites.

Similar attacks on animals are much too frequent, despite organized marches and reserves who try to raise awareness.

One of the most recent brutalities was against a toucan which mutilated her peak, requiring a prosthesis. (ADN)

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica

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