Thanks to our dedicated team and a growing army of volunteers and donors, we are guiding more animals professionally to freedom. Apart from the groundbreaking red howler and woolly monkey releases, dozens of other mammals, reptiles and birds were released.

After years of preparation, our group of red howler monkeys is now free! They are doing really well. Merazonia is the only centre in Ecuador who manages red howlers and successfully maintains this species healthy in captivity. 

With the protection of our reserve a lot of wildlife has returned 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 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!

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!