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May 11, 2020

Kinkajou Dies 2 Weeks Later!

Almost two weeks ago we reported on a Kinkajou that was injured up north and was receiving treatment at the Belize Wildlife Referral Clinic. Well, the sad news tonight is that the Kinkajou, called Fuego, didn’t survive the injuries.  He passed away on Sunday night while receiving treatment at the clinic.  On April twenty-eighth, the animal was taken to B.W.R.C. suffering from burns to paws, nose, ear and smoke inhalation pneumonia. The Kinkajou was reportedly displaced from his home because of the wildfires and while trying to escape the blaze, he was electrocuted.  Commenting on Fuego’s passing, the B.W.R.C. posted on Facebook that, “he had shown miraculous stamina, spirit and initial recovery for eight days. His burns had all but healed, but his electrocution injury was still severely compromising. And then he developed pneumonia (despite antibiotic coverage) and despite our best efforts he did not pull through that.”

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