After leaving La Isla De Los Monos in January, we continued working with the project from home.
The night before we arrived in Iquitos, Flaca gave birth to her baby! For the first few days after it was born, we were unable to get close enough to see it because Martin (the father) has been doing a great job protecting her.
Carina is the island’s newest rescue and she has an amazing donation story! For the first two years of her life she lived with a family in Iquitos as an illegal pet, tied up at her waist.
When I boarded my plane home in January, I knew that I was leaving the island as I knew it at that moment, forever. Fast forward three short months and already so much has changed. The babies we helped raise are completely different monkeys now.
Of course the first stop we made was the ice cream store to order the biggest bowl of Aguaje and Passion Fruit ice cream we could find.
Flying into the Amazon from Panama gave us a completely different (but just as breathtaking) view of the jungle, compared to when we came in from Lima. I don’t think seeing the river from the air will ever get old.
Note to self: when booking a 15 hour layover in Panama, do it during daytime hours..What a strange, uneventful night. I must admit, sleeping in an airport was not all that bad.. aside from the window washers blasting reggaetone above my head at 1am.