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Cozumel continues with wildlife rescues

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Department of Ecology in Cozumel reports the rescue of nine animals so far in June. Mauricio Hiram Martín Mendoza, the Deputy Director of Ecology, says that through the permanent Wildlife Rescue program, nine rescues of reptiles, birds and mammals have been made this month.

Martin Mendoza said that personnel have attended to the rescue of four turtles, two opossums, a frog, one bird and a green iguana.

Martín Mendoza stressed that all the animals were vet-checked and relocated in areas far from humans to ensure their safety from road traffic.

He says anyone who sees an animal in trouble can make a report through 911 or call the office directly 987-872-57-95. In cases where the animal has been captured, citizens can go to their office located in the 65 avenue with 31 Sur of the Maravilla neighborhood next to the Environmental Interpretation Center.