By Linda Hall • 09 June 2020 • 14:52
RESCUED: Tamarin monkey Dali soon after his capture
credit: AAP Primadomus
A TAMARIN monkey found in Calpe some weeks ago, now lives at the AAP Primadomus primates rescue centre in Villena.
A British resident spotted the squirrel-sized monkey, now named Dali, wandering near his home on a Calpe urbanisation soon after lockdown was announced.
After several days and some failed attempts, he managed to put the animal in a cat-carrier and took it a nearby vet who found that the monkey.
Dali, by then very nervous and screeching loudly, had no microchip or any other form of identification and the vet could also see that its tail was bloody where it had repeatedly bitten itself – common behaviour in primates when they are stressed – but was able to cure its wounds, following instructions from the medical team at Promadomus.
Dali has only just arrived at Primadomus owing to State of Alarm regulations but he was in good health, the rescue centre said.
His owner has never been traced and Primadomus explained that the tamarin, a native of South America, was probably one of the many exotic animals illegally trafficked and smuggled into Spain.
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