Below is a list of previous guests that we have found new homes for.
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Common Name: Patagonian Sealion
Latin Name: Otaria flavescens, formerly Otaria byronia
About: Bodie is a 23 year old Patagonian Sealion who had been living at the national seal sanctuary in Gweek with her mate. Unfortunately during 2008 her mate past away from old age, leaving her all alone
A suitable mate could not be found for Bodie here in the UK, but a lone male was located in Italy
After months of preparation and with the sponsorship of Eurotunnel she left Gweek by road, heading for Italy.
The journey was 21 hours door to door, with Bodie being cooled by melting ice during the trip.
When we arrived at 5am she was quickly unloaded into her quarantine pool where she was to spend 28 days while being monitored for any disease, stress and so that she could be gradually introduced to her new male
Happily she settled well feeding immediately and at once struck up a happy new relationship with the male.
Common Name: Canadian Timber Wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus
About: Early in 2009 we were contacted by a private keeper from Northern Ireland who had been keeping 2 wolves as pets.<
The local authorities had taken them to court and won with a date of April 14th 2009 being given for their destruction. Due to the UK legislation he was unable to re-home them to a private keeper and no zoos could offer homes as it is hard to integrate 2 older wolves to an existing pack without risk of serious injury to the animals.
I managed to secure a home here at a sanctuary where they will live out the rest of their natural lives.
Common Name: Red Handed Tamarin
Latin Name: Saguinus midas
About: This is the sad story of Marge, a Red Handed Tamarin Monkey
Marge was purchased illegally from a pet shop in Northern Ireland.
After 9 months living in a bird cage and being fed on a diet which included Chocolate and Marshmallows as instructed by the shop owner, we received a call from an animal rescue centre near Belfast to let us know that she had been handed in for rehoming.
Marge was collected by one of our volunteers within 24 hours and driven back to us in London. On arrival it was discovered that she was suffering from severe metabolic bone disease bought about by the diet she was being fed.
She was immediately changed to a more suitable diet and give intensive treatment in the hope that she would begin to recover.
Sadly Marge died 2 weeks later because of the poor diet and care that she received.