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MIMI, THE ATLANTIC RAINFOREST ADVENTURE SEEKER

Mimi is a Black-fronted Piping-guan (Aburria jacutinga) born at Parque das Aves. In 2017, she was sent to the Jacutinga Project of SAVE Brazil to be reintroduced into the Serra da Mantiqueira region in São Paulo. She along with 5 other birds of her species were born and reared by their parents growing up in an enclosure in the middle of the forest, allowing them to fly. The 6 birds were selected for having a greater chance of possible survival in nature, and prior to the release they underwent an intense preparation by the Jacutinga Project team that lasted for 8 months.

MIMI, THE ATLANTIC RAINFOREST ADVENTURE SEEKER

Mimi is a Black-fronted Piping-guan (Aburria jacutinga) born at Parque das Aves. In 2017, she was sent to the Jacutinga Project of SAVE Brazil to be reintroduced into the Serra da Mantiqueira region in São Paulo. She along with 5 other birds of her species were born and reared by their parents growing up in an enclosure in the middle of the forest, allowing them to fly. The 6 birds were selected for having a greater chance of possible survival in nature, and prior to the release they underwent an intense preparation by the Jacutinga Project team that lasted for 8 months.

When her rehabilitation period ended, Mimi went on to the release process. On the first attempt, when the team opened the enclosure, Mimi had the opportunity to choose the moment for her to leave, but opted to stay inside. This aversive reaction to any type of threat was very positive because it would increase her chances of survival in the wild. A new attempt was undertaken on the next day, and that is when Mimi chose to leave the enclosure to join other guans already reintroduced at this location, and so this began a new phase in Mimi’s life.

The guan Mimi is a great example of a successful reintroduction. A week after her release, she was seen venturing 500 meters from the initial precinct. And month after month, various signs of Mimi are captured through the radio transmitter attached to her back. In all the images captured, it is possible to see that Mimi is nice and healthy. She performs many displacements in the region, showing great resourcefulness in the forest. Mimi feeds on juçara palm fruit and uses the base of the bunch as a source of water, beautifully fulfilling her role as a disperser of seeds.

 

All pictures on this page are from Mimi in nature, supplied by SAVE Brasil.

 

 

 

Av. das Cataratas, 12450
Foz do Iguaçu – PR
ao lado do Parque Nacional

 

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Av. das Cataratas, 12450
Foz do Iguaçu – PR
ao lado do Parque Nacional

 

 

Fone +55 45 3529-8282

Desenvolvido por  

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