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Sheltering the wild

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Sponsored by Bogota's Ministry of Environment, this Colombian shelter receives between 3,000 and 3,500 wild animals a year; some seized from poachers and others found hurt. An estimated $560,000 U.S. dollars are spent in the recovery and care of these animals. Seventy percent of rescued animals are reintroduced to their habitat and the remaining 30% are sent to zoos around the country.

  • A 15-day-old night monkey sits in a veterinarian's palm. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    A 15-day-old night monkey sits in a veterinarian's palm. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • A young Brotogeris Jugularis or Parakeet, also known

    A young Brotogeris Jugularis or Parakeet, also known"bronceado," is feed by a veterinarian. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • A two-month-old Brown-throated Conure, a Parakeet commonly known known as

    A two-month-old Brown-throated Conure, a Parakeet commonly known known as "Dirty Face," stands on a veterinarian's outspread palm. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • A 15-day-old night monkey is feed by a veterinarian at a temporary shelter west of Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb.18, 2013.  (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    A 15-day-old night monkey is feed by a veterinarian at a temporary shelter west of Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Feb.18, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • A 15-day-old night monkey clutches the fingers of a veterinarian. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    A 15-day-old night monkey clutches the fingers of a veterinarian. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

  • A young cotton-headed tamarin looks out from its cage. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

    A young cotton-headed tamarin looks out from its cage. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)

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