Thu. Nov 14th, 2019

Armadillos, tapirs caught in Bolivia’s fires

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A small armadillo rescued from fires burning in Bolivia is nearly blind. It tries to scurry and roll away, before it is scooped up for treatment by a local vet Jerjes Suarez who is out helping affected wildlife. What was until recently a verdant area of trees and wildlife in Southern Bolivia has now become a charred landscape where life teeters on the brink. ‘We are rescuing animals every day from this disaster… We’ve seen that many animals are dying close to the road looking for a space where the fire won’t get them, but in general, the smoke and the heat are killing them,’ says Suarez