The toll the blazes are taking on the Amazon’s wildlife may never be known. Still, eyewitness accounts illustrate the consequences for individual animals—and the tremendous challenges facing the people trying to help. A rescue center, called Centro de Rescate para Víctimas de Incendios Biotermal opened just over a month ago in a small hotel in Aguas Calientes, a town of about 900 people outside Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They’ve rescued and treated 70 animals so far, and are out in the fire zones every day looking for more.
By Juan Pablo Ampudia —
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