Our group of red howler monkeys is free! Merazonia is the only centre in Ecuador successfully maintaining this species healthy in captivity. 

For Merazonia, wildlife rehabilitation and land preservation go hand in hand as an effective conservation strategy. Studies show that the protection of our reserve has lead to an increase of wildlife presence over the past fourteen years, both of mammals and birds. With an estimated 225 bird species to be found here, we started counting species. The results so far are now bundled in a book: Birds of Merazonia.

Our blue-headed parrots are enjoying the sweet taste of freedom! But there were many more wildlife releases in the past year and we have exciting plans for 2018. While at it, we will also give you an update on all our animals. And oh yes: a free bear's dance!

Merazonia released its first group of 15 blue-headed parrots. Reintroducing this species is difficult but the birds have been monitored since their release in January and we are now confident to say that the reintroduction is a success!

This time it is not the black jaguar stealing the show in our trap camera, but a beautiful puma passing through our reserve. We shot a great video of it, showing natural behaviour, as it stopped right in front of the camera. We also filmed other animals.

We are happy to announce that our three red howler monkeys are now living peacefully together! Niamh, Seamus, and Emuya are eating and sleeping cosily side by side. Read more details and watch the video!