Amari and Lori taken to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

September 18, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Good news! Today, Amari and Lori’s caretakers reunited the two for a short period of time to monitor their interactions. The mother and daughter were happy to be in each other’s company again. Because Lori is still recovering from her serious injuries she will need to remain in her separate enclosure for her safety until she regains her strength and her condition improves. She continues to get lots of love and devoted care from her keepers and will hopefully be reunited with her mom soon.

September 17, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Lori is blind and has impaired movement due to the brain injury, however, she is continuing to get stronger every day, feeding herself and moving about the enclosure. Our staff continues to monitor her progress. Our keepers move Lori inside at night and during the heavy rains to ensure she does not get too cold, providing extra artificial heating if necessary.
Amari’s blood samples confirmed heightened blood sugar levels and our vets are drawing up a treatment plan. She continues to eat all the food put in front of her and is gaining weight, all good signs!

September 12, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

No new major developments in the girls’ conditions. We continue to see small daily improvements as they regain their strength and both continue to be assessed by the Veterinary staff daily. The Keeper’s are doing a wonderful job keeping a very close eye on them, particularly little Lori.
 
Please note both girls are currently being kept in a section of the park which is not accessible to the public, so they are not currently accepting visitors. This particular section is a staff only section as many animals have not passed quarantine and this is where the most fragile victims, the infants of the illegal wildlife trade in Cambodia, are first received. We appreciate your understanding and we’ll be sure to let you know when they are up for visitors!

September 10, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

The girls are doing well and continue to grow stronger each day! Amari continues to eat her meals and move about her enclosure. We have determined that she is not completely blind. She is curious about the keepers who come to provide her meals!
Lori is also settling well, the wound on her tail healing slowly. She is moving and feeding herself on her own and gaining strength each day though she will need much more strength before she can join Amari in the larger enclosure.
For now, Lori is in a small enclosure so that she does not suffer any falls causing more damage while she heals from the many injuries to her spine and leg.
The girls are close and under constant supervision from nursery staff as they recover.
Let’s hope each day brings them a little more strength!

September 8-9, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Firstly we would sincerely like to say ‘THANK YOU’ to everyone who has donated to Amari & Lori’s care at Phnom Tamao. We truly appreciate your support.

Both girls continue to do well. 
Lori continues to grow stronger every day and we continue to see small improvements in her condition daily, particularly her mobility. She is certainly a fighter!
Amari has settled in very well and is quite comfortable in her new abode. She’s got quite the appetite and we’re pleased to report is happily licking her plate clean at every meal!

Looking forward………it is highly likely that both Amari & Lori will continue to require ongoing care for the rest of their lives. It would appear as though they are unlikely to ever fully recover and as such we will continue to provide them refuge. Our goal at Wildlife Alliance is always releasing, and we are proud to say we are able to release approximately 80% of the animals that are donated to us or confiscated. However not all animals are fit for release back into the wild, due to either physical or psychological conditions, and Phnom Tamao provides those individuals with a safe place to call home. It is likely that both Amari & Lori will become permanent residents however we will be sure to keep you updated on any changes.

Thank you again for your support and also your understanding. We hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend and we’ll be back Monday with the next update!

September 7, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Lori and Amari update: park keepers at the nursery giving the pair some well-needed nutrition from various fruits and vegetables.

Amari climbed the small structures in her enclosure and polished off all of hers quickly; a good sign showing she is comfortable in her new surrounds. Lori, though finding it difficult to feed herself, munched through her food with the help of her carers. We are happy with how the pair is showing good appetites! Hopefully, this will add to their strength, though they still have a long road to recovery.

September 6, 2018 -Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center

Our most recent update: Amari is settling into her new home well and a treatment plan for her is being assessed. Her baby, Lori, is still under close supervision from nursery staff to ensure she does not hurt herself any further. Both have healthy appetites however, at this stage, it is too early to tell if Lori will be able to fully recover from her spinal injuries and nerve damage. Our vets have been giving them the best care they can from the moment they arrived at Phnom Tamao.

September 5, 2018

The Wildlife Rapid Rescue Team (WRRT) traveled to the temples of Angkor to rescue a female macaque and her infant, known as Amari and Lori.

The monkeys were donated to the team by a concerned individual who had them under his care after noticing the pair’s poor health and removing them from the forest to care for them.

The WRRT have successfully taken the monkeys to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center, where they will be assessed and treated by our veterinary staff. The youngster, Lori, is being provided treatment and is in critical condition. Amari is doing well and has already eaten up the fruits and vegetables provided in her new enclosure. They will remain under 24 hour supervision by our nursery staff. 

 

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221 Comments

  1. Anthony September 8, 2018 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Wow… Did I just read these comments correctly.. you sad sad selfish group of people . Amazing how the dozen or so of you are more worried about the way you feel inside than you are worried for this baby monkey to no longer suffer and fight to be something she will never ever ever ever be.. a real monkey.. you all have doomed her to a miserable life in a tiny cage or enclosure and she will never be wild again.. or know what it’s like to have baby of her own, their sole purpose in life.. wow… Just amazing

    • Brian Sonego September 13, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

      The problem I seem to have with this is if Lori had been sent to this organization right after she was hit in the head from the angkor security, then they would have said the same thing that she likey won’t return to the group and she would have to stay in this sanctuary for the rest of her life. However, after healing up with the vet back in angkor wat. she was disabled but able to adapt and from what I can see she will be fairly close to the same position after recovering here. With that being said, I think she should be able to return to the wild where she can be with her family, and the same goes for Amari, although I know she will continue to get worse but again this is the wild and I think nature should take its course, I really think both would be ok, but then again I am no doctor or vet, I just see what I see and its my opinion.

      • ignor ance izbliss September 19, 2018 at 2:41 pm - Reply

        Brian Sonego….Just STOP with this crap. You don’t own Lori or Amari either one, as matter fact, the Wildlife Alliance now owns them…thank God. The videographer’s are the reason Lori is worse now and people prob such as yourself who were crying for them to release her back to the wild.
        If Lori had been taken to this rescue rehab sooner right after first hit to head then he wouldn’t be BLIND now!! You people only care about your own damn feelings more than you truly care about the care and well being of Lori.
        You cannot command the rescue center to do anything. You’re not in control. It’s really not your business. You can check on them on this blog but that should be where it all ends. The vo’s need to stop filming these two and leave them and this rescue center alone.

  2. Lyndsey Chamberlain DVM PhD (Nutria Nirvana on YT) September 8, 2018 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Thanks again for providing them a home, as well as ongoing care. This is far superior to their conditions at Ankgor Wat Temple. I rather expected this prognosis, unfortunately. Lori and Amari have strong wills, they’re determined ladies that will make the best of their situation. The good news is that Lori is young enough to adapt to the new life she’ll have with you. I’m sure Amari is adapting beautifully. I do have a question, though; is Amari indeed diabetic and if so does she require insulin or oral medication? If you can include the answers to those questions in your next update, it would be appreciated. Lori has a challenging road ahead of her as she will have disabilities. I know she’ll rise to the occasion, as will Amari. Life is a precious gift as long as they’re not living with pain and discomfort. Again, thanks for giving them a chance.

  3. Inez September 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Wow’! Today’s update was fabulous. Thank U thank U. And we will continue to make our donations which is our pleasure. We thank you for anytime you let someone hold Lori. I know so many people have asked for that and that would be my group of friends’ only request. She responds more than is believable when even a female holds her up against her chest. Ear her chin – like a human baby. I know how silly this must sound but But I know will make a difference. Perhaps it could just be a tourist who offers. I thank you again on behalf of my many dozens of friends here in our fair city of Las Vegas.

    • Inez September 8, 2018 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      I hate spell (try to read my mind) check just as I push send!

  4. Lori L Weir September 8, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Please check Amari for sugar diabetes. She has shown all the signs of having it.

    • Clown whisper September 11, 2018 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      Lori please stop this nonsense. I told you many times old world monkeys such as macaque are not susceptible two diabetes that is a roll for New World monkeys. It’s not to say that they cannot become diabetic but this just not fit the symptoms. her eyesight issue is not symmetrical it is a symmetrical that ain’t no way fits a diabetes paradigm besides don’t you think that they have checked her just as a matter of routine blood work?

      If she was diabetic to the point where it was making her have symptoms of this severity that you see when she ate all that fruit waiting for the wildlife rescue people to get there she would have went in a coma

      Again repeat after me Old World monkeys are not very susceptible to diabetes it is New World monkeys such as the ones that live in South America and Central America that are prone to diabetes. Repeat that 100 times

      • Mary Anderson September 11, 2018 at 9:01 pm - Reply

        Clown Wisper – you need to be schooled! Lori L Weir is absolutely CORRECT. Learn to do some Google research before trying to insult someone who knows what they are talking about, makes you look really DUMB. Keep your trolling off Willife Alliance website or t I will request you be banned. Now, for the schooling. Check website: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3440045/

        **This is jut one of many articles published, I can give you many other links to check, better yet – go check them yourself !
        Journal of Diabetes Sciences and Technology, published in J. Diabetes Sci Technol 2012 May, 6(3) 503-514, Authors H. James Harwood Jr. PhD, Paul Listrani D.M.V., Janice D Wager D.M.V, PhD. Abiut half way down page:

        Naturally Occurring Diabetes in Nonhuman Primates

        A number of NHP species develop obesity and diabetes, as reviewed previously.37,38 Commonly used species of Old World primates that develop spontaneous diabetes include macaques (Macaca sp.),37,38 vervets (Chlorocebus aethiops),39,40 baboons (Papio sp.),41–44 and mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx).45 New World monkeys that develop spontaneous diabetes include marmosets (Callithrix jacchus),46–48 squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus),49,50 capuchins (Cebus apella),49 and tamarins (Saquinus sp.).49 Chimpanzees (Pan troglyodytes) also develop spontaneous diabetes.51,52

        Categorically, these NHPs all exhibit clinical features of diabetes, including obesity, IR, dyslipidemia, and pancreatic pathology that are similar to those observed in humans37,49,53 and are therefore excellent models for studying human T2DM. In many NHPs, T2DM is associated with increased age and body weight37,39,41,42,54–57 and is initially characterized by normal glucose tolerance that is followed by IR, a compensatory increase in insulin secretion, and deterioration of carbohydrate metabolism.37,56,58,59 As the disease progresses, NHPs develop IGT with a moderate elevation in fasting plasma glucose before becoming overtly hyperglycemic due to a decrease in pancreatic insulin secretion as normal islet architecture is replaced with islet-associated amyloid, resulting in the classic signs of diabetes.37 Type 1 diabetes mellitus has also been reported in some NHPs but at a much lower frequency,59 and GDM has been reported in several species,60,61 with complications similar to those observed in human GDM.59 As in humans, other atypical forms of diabetes also occur in NHPs.40

        The most widely studied NHPs that develop spontaneous diabetes are the macaques. Spontaneous diabetes has been demonstrated in cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis),37,38,62 rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta),38,49,62 black Celebes macaques (Macaca nigra),53,63–65 bonnet macaques (Macaca radiata),66,67 Formosan rock macaques (Macaca cyclopis),49 and pig-tailed macaques (Macaca nemestrina),49 but the most extensive research regarding the development, characteristics, and comorbidities of diabetes in these animals has been conducted in cynomolgus and rhesus macaques.

      • deedee September 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm - Reply

        Clown whisperer….you still preaching that shit cause they confirmed she does I repeat Amari DOES have diabetes!! hmmm….yeah.

      • Babs McAfee September 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm - Reply

        All mammals are at risk for diabetes especially when fed pop and processed foods. Amari had all the signs and the vets have confirmed it. Probably why Lori ended up forging at an early age; mother’s milk was lacking. All mammals without the proper diet but instead load with junk foods and sugars are at risk for diabetes.

    • Mary Anderson September 11, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

      Lori, you were absolutely correct! Check my response to Clown Whisper. Old World Monkeys have been used to study spontaneous diabetes in non-human primates for years. In fact, the most widely studied NHP’s that develop spontaneous diabetes are the macaques! Let Clown Whisper go tell the D.M.V’s and PhD that wrote the article I quoted they should stop that nonsense.. Know we know why he doesn’t use his real name, but uses Clown Whisper…..

  5. Elena Dorulet September 8, 2018 at 5:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks God, both are little .better now. My sweet baby Lori fighting again for her life and im happy because there have very good help and care. I wish so much to can see again that cute face of baby Lori walking, climbing and playing happily around her mom Amari.Love and blessings from France for all wonderful peoples which help and care by them daily.❤🙏

  6. Lisa S September 8, 2018 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Its wonderful to see them eating. Both look really good. Thank you!

  7. Linda Alexander September 8, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Thank you so very much for taking care of our baby Lori and her mom. This little monkey has stole the hearts of so many people. We love her so much. My God bless the work that y’all are doing. Thank you from Raleigh, Mississippi.

  8. Clown whisper September 8, 2018 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    I am very happy that you’re going to say she will take care of these two ladies. Lori has become very special to a lot of people and Amari was the matriarch of a large Troop as you know in Angkor Wat area. I will be donating to help support their care very soon and hopefully I can get some of my friends too as well. I think that Lori is going to surprise you. She is a very resilient little girl and now that she’s in complete protected environment I think she’s going to heal very well. If she does not have brain damage I think she will make you very complete recovery.

    Please take care of them for us and we will do our best to pay for their care. The more updates you give us the more money you will get that I know for sure

  9. Paula Collier September 9, 2018 at 12:52 am - Reply

    THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!!!!! 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍💞💞💞💞💞💞💞💞😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒🐒 PLEASE keep posting videos and pictures,,,,,the more you post, the more money will be sent I am sure of it! I love these girls so much,,,,I PRAY you can find someone that is willing to video and post on u-tube, you could have a sponsor button also on it! PLEASE HOLD LORI, she loves it like a human baby almost! 🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆🙆

    • ignor ance izbliss September 19, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

      Paula Collier….These two monkeys are not there to be pimped out for money, OK? If you want to donate money then do so but don’t tell these people to spend more time on Lori and/or Amari to make longer videos so you can be happy and so they can draw in more money. You do realize this is a big rescue center for ALL kinds of hurt and displaced animals….right? This is not just a 2 monkey show here. Although there’s plenty of people who watched these 2 on YouTube and are concerned but really they are in great hands now and really it’s out of your control. They do have to take care of a lot of animals at this rescue/rehab so may wanna stop trying to bribe them with money in exchange for more and longer videos.

  10. Paula Collier September 9, 2018 at 12:54 am - Reply

    Oh, also, does Amari and Lori get to be or see each other??????! 💞💞💞💞

  11. 💜 PURPLE PRINCESS 💜 September 9, 2018 at 2:33 am - Reply

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING AMARI AND LORI THROUGH A VERY HARD TIME IN THEIR LIFE. AMARI LOOKED VERY SICK FOR A LONG TIME AND I THOUGHT THAT SHE HAD DIABETES BECAUSE I KNOW THE SYMPTOMS I AM A DIABETIC MYSELF. POOR LITTLE PRINCESS LORI SHE HAS BEEN THROUGH HELL AND BACK. SHE IS A “SOLDIER OF GOD” BECAUSE SHE HAS SERVIVED EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO HER AND MORE. I HAVE BEEN WATCHING LORI SINCE SHE WAS BORN TIL NOW AND SHE HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART 💜. I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR HER AND HER MOM THAT GOD WILL HEAL THEM AND GIVE THEM STRENGTH. LORI IS A FIGHTER AND SHE CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THIS BUT WE ALL NEED TO PRAY BECAUSE IF TWO OR MORE PEOPLE PRAY GOD WILL HEAR OUR PRAYS. 🙏 . I WANT TO THANK SOCHHUN LEY FROM ANGKOR WAT FOR ALWAYS KEEPING AN EYE OUT FOR ALL THE MONKEYS AND HELPING THEM IF THE WHERE IN NEED. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. ALSO, I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TAKING CARE OF AMARI AND LORI RIGHT NOW AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS. PLEASE GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND GOOD HEALTH TO ALL. 🙏.

  12. gale September 9, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    Glad to hear they doing well, miss seeing them everyday x

  13. Robyn September 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    Happy to read Amari is doing well. Lori is a fighter and you have seen it too. Please keep us updated I miss seeing the both of them, Thank you your care of both of them.

  14. Lyndsey Chamberlain DVM PhD (Nutria Nirvana on YT) September 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    Lori’s will to survive is formidable. I bet she’s charmed your veterinarians and caretakers with her sweet personality. This was another encouraging update. Yes, she certainly is a fighter. Continued thanks to all of you. These girls are well-missed.

  15. Inez September 10, 2018 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Well Anthony, seriously what part of wildlife rescue alliance’s title did you not read? No one in their right mind puts an animal down until they have exhausted all possibility! I have seen Lori at death’s door and then bounce back a couple of times now. And you! You would have her eurhilenized when she has had no margin of time to prove herself nor to be disproven. Go whine to your own sad dad friends. Mine believe in life.

    • Babs McAfee September 19, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Amazing how many want to rush to slaughter an animal hurt or sick but able to recover. Wonder how they would respond if it was them instead. Hope they have no pets or relatives they make thehealth care decisions

  16. Beth Panfile September 10, 2018 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the wonderful updates!! It means so much to be able to visit the sight and see Amari & Lori again!! It was beautiful to see little Lori starting to walk & eat on her own!! Her will to live is exceptional! She’s a little fighter, always has been! And Amari looks wonderful! It looks like she’s gained a little weight already! Thank you so much for taking in these two much-loved gals. Keep up the great job!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  17. mindy September 10, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    It is heartening to see Amari & Lori improving & doing better. Lori has had quite a time of it – everything from falling to getting bitten to a human whooping her on the side of her head, presumably for playing on his motorbike. Perhaps better known as being accident-prone, though not always of her doing or her fault per se.

    At any rate Lori is healing & improving-to what extent that is possible is uncertain. And given the rescue centre’s prognosis – that Lori may never recover enough to be released back in the wild – she is getting the care necessary for her healing & survival.

    Even better, Lori does not appear to be suffering as before.

    The fact that Lori & Amari are being treated well, fed well & their needs are being well tended to is for so many of us (us = based on remarks/comments) is a big relief.

    A big thank you to all of the people who have played a part (large & small) in their rescue & care. Even if they are unable to be released back into the wild, Lori & Amari are in the hands of experienced, caring people now. Both have a real good chance of surviving this ordeal & living out their lives without the natural threats of the wild. So there is that. It is unfortunate they have to be caged, but perhaps that, too, will change as they each progresses in time.

  18. mindy September 10, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    PS:

    I hope y’all continue giving us updates on Lori & Amari.

    Thank you again for what you do for not just for Lori & Amari, but for all the animals you rescue.

  19. Inez September 10, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    I was absolutely overcome to see Amari has already improved in looks meaning she is getting what she needs! And I could not believe Lori! I am so grateful! Thank you for who you are. I feel it is NOT just a job for those men in the pictures, and the world thanks you/them all. I feel the public are a bit more influenced to donate when they see the monks from this site here supposed to YouTube. But I know all this traffic on your webpage is difficult for you also. Just a thought – but post where you need too, Love!!

  20. Paula Collier September 11, 2018 at 1:14 am - Reply

    MY QUEENS!!!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍🐒🐒😍😍😍😍 I JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH! I wait every day for updates, and selfishly want longer videos.I am positive you are very busy, but, I can just about guarantee you if you can video longer and more, you WILL get even more donations. These girls are truly loved and utube celebrities! 💞💞💞💞👍👍👍👍

  21. Elena Dorulet September 11, 2018 at 2:48 am - Reply

    Thanks God my lovely girls doing better and its amazing how my sweet baby Lori start to eat herself and moving better with both legs.I know still very hard for her now to do all this but in time she will do well because she is a fighter daughter of Alpha Amari.All keepers doing a wonderful job there for helping them.May God bless you all and please keep update always possible about our beloved girls.Thank you so much❤🙏

  22. Alice Holland September 11, 2018 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Thankyou, thankyou THANKYOU!…You have made this old lady’s day. It’s hard to believe I could fall in love with 2 monkeys I’ve only seen on the web but as stated, Lori is so brave and I love Amari’s face though seems she still misses her troupe as she cries.
    God Bless You All

  23. Kelly September 11, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for these awesome updates!! I am so happy to see Lori walking in a straight line!!! Gosh what a fighter!! Amari looks happy as well. I glad to see veggies in their diet. Please keep the updates coming! Love you Queen Amari and Princess Lori!!

  24. betty bucci September 11, 2018 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    SO HAPPY FOR YOUR UPDATE ON AMARI AND LORI. I AM PRAYING THEY WILL GET TO GO BACK WITH THEIR TROUPE. I AM HAPPY TO SEE ALL THE VEGETABLES FOR THEM. OUR LITTLE PRINCESS WARRIOR FIGHTS SO HARD AND I KNOW SHE WANTS TO GET BACK TO DOING HER “FREE STYLE’ TRICKS ON A ROPE. I LOVE THIS BABY. SHE REALLY DOES LIKE TO BE CUDDLED AND SHE LIKES TO CUDDLE. THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING CARE OF THEM.

    • ignor ance izbliss September 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm - Reply

      betty bucci….Amari and Lori will never be able to go back to their troop. To do so would be same as killing them as matter fact it’d be more humane to euthanize them than to send them back to their troop.
      So for now they will stay at this rescue center for the rest of their lives and actually be taken care of because they can’t live on their own in the wild.
      Thanks and you have a great day!

  25. Deborah Hall September 11, 2018 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    So happy for your updates about Amari & Lori. Your doing a great job. God bless you and thank you.

  26. Jeanne Peters September 12, 2018 at 3:13 am - Reply

    It was amazing to see the latest videos of Amari and Lori on 9/11/18. Thank you Wildlife Alliance staffers for making these updates possible.
    Lori is the most resilient little monkey. It was great to see she is responding well to this level of care, nutrition, and safe handling. I am thrilled to see her sit calmly for a brief period and move around on her own. After all her traumatic injuries, she deserves this much needed love and physical affection.
    The Wildlife Alliance is truly a miracle organization. I made a $50 donation at first. But, after seeing Amari and Lori doing so well at this facility, I will definitely commit to a monthly $$ sponsorship to help with their continued treatments and daily care. Lori is not steady, but I am optimistic that she will improve with more rehab time. Lori and Amari are safe in this treatment center. This makes me incredibly happy.
    Jeanne, Colorado Cares

  27. Connie (Chaparra431) September 12, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF AMARI AND PRINCESS LORI EACH DAY. WE KNOW YOU ARE VERY BUSY WITH MANY OTHER ANIMALS. THIS MEANS SO VERY VERY MUCH TO ALL OF US WHO LOVE AMARI AND LORI SO MUCH AND WANT THEM TO RECOVER THE BEST THEY POSSIBLY CAN. THANK YOU FOR BEING THE BLESSING THEY NEED. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL ABUNDANTLY.

  28. Paula Collier September 13, 2018 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Wonderful! I miss them every single day! I look on here all the time for ANY UPDATES! 💞💞💞🐒🐒💞💞💞

  29. Ruthanne September 13, 2018 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for doing such a wonderful job with these two lovely girls. God Bless you all.

  30. betty bucci September 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    I made my first donation today. I will increase it to help in other areas but right now I want Lori to get all the help she can get, even if it is surgery. She is my main concern because she is so little and so wonderfully sweet. I want her to have a life. I really love her so much because she doesn’t give up. She is an OVERCOMER. Just to see her run in the grass would lift our spirits. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR LORI AND AMARI. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  31. Paula Collier September 16, 2018 at 1:27 am - Reply

    Can you PLEASE post more information and videos, it has been 3 days and I SO LOVE THEM and miss them. 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢🐒🐒💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

  32. Alice Holland September 16, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

    But they need and deserve the break at weekends Paula. I’m sure they will post when the time is right. The soul has gone out of Monkey Camp – just not the same eh?

  33. Jeanne Peters September 16, 2018 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    On Sunday morning, I just watched a new video of Lori on one of the Youtube channels. It’s wonderful to see Lori out of her cage walking on the ground. She looks better to me, e.g. a little weight gain, her fur is fuller, and tail healing.
    The feel and smell of soil and twigs is fantastic stimulation for her brain. From 6:00 on, I think I saw Lori focus her eyes and stare at a bug. Also, she walked a few steps straight forward. This is great progress for Lori, a.k.a. the little warrior princess. Thank you for taking such great care of Lori and Amari.
    p.s. As a gardner, I have always said “digging in the dirt is so therapeutic.” Maybe scratching in the dirt will wake up more of Lori”s little brain cells. Hope so….

  34. Elena Dorulet September 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    My God,poor sweet baby,i can’t believed that now Lori it’s blind too 😢😢😢 I really feel broken now😥😥😥

  35. Lyndsey Chamberlain DVM PhD (Nutria Nirvana on YT) September 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    It’s good to know specifically what’s wrong with Lori and Amari. I tend to believe Lori’s blindness is irreversible, unfortunately. It’s a wonder she wasn’t rendered blind after her brain injuries this past May. From observation I suspected she may now be hearing impaired as well. I hope I’m wrong about that. Amari has settled into her new surroundings nicely. With your care and assistance, she will recover from injuries she sustained and will receive insulin/oral meds for her diabetes. I hope her kidneys are functioning normally. Your organization is truly a Godsend as these girls certainly couldn’t/wouldn’t have survived in the wild any longer. Lori in particular has a very long road of partial recovery ahead of her. Finally, her tail is beginning to heal. I’m sure you’ve tested Lori’s blood glucose as well and will mention if she too is diabetic. In this case “no news is good news.” I must thank you, again, for your assistance and willingness to permanently care for these two. No easy task. Lori had been regularly drinking Amari’s urine for the past months. Perhaps her sodium levels haven’t been healthy. I suspect Lori has diminished hearing as well. Again, I hope I’m wrong about that. I’m confident Lori’s body will gradually become stronger, save for her right arm/hand and her leg. Many blessings and kudos to all of you.

  36. Paula September 18, 2018 at 12:20 am - Reply

    My poor Lori 😔😔😔😔😞😞😢😢😢😢😢🐒💞💞💞💞💞💞💞

  37. Susan Bok September 18, 2018 at 10:50 am - Reply

    I have made a donation of $100.00 for Lori’s medical care and I will continue to donate as much as I can to help her. Please help Baby Lori to restore her eyesights. Please don’t give up on her.

    I read an article recently entitled Midnight’s Story – Refuge for Wildfire about this monkey, who fell and became blind due brain injury. But he recovered and his eyesights came back. Here is his story:

    Midnight’s Story

    Posted on Laura Wilkinson in Rehabilitation, Releases, Rescues on January 17, 2018 Comments Off on Midnight’s Story
    Midnight was rescued from Los Arenales in March after he fell from electrical cables and hit his head. At our onsite clinic, Dr. Francisco Sánchez and Dr. Christine Nelson discovered that electrocution was the cause of Midnight’s fall. So in addition to treatment for blindness and muscle tremors caused by head trauma, Midnight was treated for electrical burns on his chest and tail. 2 weeks after treatment started, Midnight’s vision started to come back. 3-4 weeks after the fall, his muscle tremors stopped. After 10 weeks in our care, his burns healed and his eyesight came back completely! Midnight then spent and additional 3 months with us regaining strength in one of our outdoor enclosures. He was released back into the forest in early September.

    Please treat Baby Lori to the best, poor baby. I am sure many people around the world that love Baby Lori will donate for her recovery.

    Thank you.

  38. deedee September 18, 2018 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Please please don’t put Lori in cage with Amari for long periods of time or at least till she shows much more improvement. She’s going to get hurt again for sure. She cannot hang on and mom is taking her as high as she can get in that cage. Lori will fall again and get hurt again. Please do not let the videographers who come to film these 2 monkeys talk you into putting them together. Lori was hurt real bad already and they nursed her back to health but she couldn’t hold on or climb and barely able to walk and they took her back to wild and mom Amari and this happened. They only care about filming these 2 monkeys for views. And most people who watch are crazy and will try to call the Cambodian government on your rescue if they see anything they don’t like. Do not let these people continue to film there and for sure don’t let the commentators on here influence you. They will try to and will say they’re making donations but pretty sure most don’t have a pot to piss in. Thanks.

    • Susan Bok September 19, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

      Dear Deedee

      Not all people lied about the donation. I genuinely donated for Baby Lori’s medical. I will continue to donate for Baby Lori’s medical and hope and pray and beg Wildlife Alliance helps send Baby Lori to a veterinarian who specialises in brain injury, who can assess her brain injury and try to restore her eyesights. I am a Buddhist and I pray everyday to Lord Buddha for Baby Lori. I long to see Baby Lori’s happy face again.

      I hope people who love Baby Lori will continue to donate for Baby Lori’s medical. With the modern and advanced medical treatments now, lets hope Baby Lori will see again. The story about monkey Midnight, who was blinded due brain injury but he recovered and can see again, I pray that this will happen for Baby Lori.

      I also hope my comments reaches the attention of Mr. Nick Marx, Wildlife Rescue Director.

      Sir, Baby Lori is not just a baby monkey, but a very special baby monkey and loved by so many people. Please help her. Thank you very much.

      • deedee September 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm - Reply

        Susan Bok….I’m very glad you are a buddhist but I am not and you can give all the money you want to help Lori and/or Amari that you want, but the videographers who are STILL there filming these 2 monkeys don’t really care about them as if they did they’d leave them alone. They are after all the reason she got hurt once again and is now blind. They need to butt out of this now and stop filming them like a bunch of crazed papparazzi going so far as to follow them to this rescue.
        That has nothing to do with you giving them money….but bear in mind as well that YOU or anyone giving money to help these two monkeys does NOT mean you OWN them either. May wanna separate the two out in your head.

        And BTW Lori is a sweet little monkey but she is NO BETTER than any of the 100’s or more of rescued animals in this sanctuary so just stop with this “Lori is our god” mentality….I”m beyond weirded out by this behavior.

        • Susan Bok September 20, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

          Deedee …. my main intention is to help Baby Lori. She is so young and now blind for the rest of her life. It breaks my heart.

          I really hope that Wildlife Alliance can get some experts to re examine her brain injury and treat her and hopefully she can see again. I am sure Wildlife Alliance love all the animals they saved.

  39. deedee September 19, 2018 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    These monkeys really should be OFF LIMITS to videographers who are coming there, filming them, and uploading videos to YouTube.

    You all there at the rescue center have already said that Amari and Lori are both in quarantine and are allowed NO visitors….then why are these videographers allowed there? Aren’t they visitors? Why do they get to come in, interact with them, film them?? They are only filming these monkeys for views and money for themselves and not for Amari and Lori either.

    Please tell them to stop exploiting these 2 monkeys and leave them alone!

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