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International Animal Rescue Saving animals from suffering around the world

Esmeralda the miracle orphan

This is Esmeralda.

She was rescued by our partners, Refuge For Wildlife, 11 months ago after her mother was electrocuted and killed by an uninsulated power transformer.

As she was clinging onto the back of her mother when it happened, this poor baby received serious burns to her face, tail, feet, back and hands.

Several fingers were also burned to the point where they had to be amputated, despite our vet’s best efforts to save them.

Esmeralda had to endure a lot of pain at such a young age, and it is truly a miracle that she managed to survive. She has made a remarkable recovery, and can now be found playing with the other rescued howler monkeys at our sanctuary in Costa Rica.