Why is Piki in our Sanctuary?
Piki, the tapir, is from the lush expanse of Sarapiquí. His journey to Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center Zoave began when he was discovered as a baby and taken into someones home. Despite their well-meaning intentions, they struggled to provide him with the necessary care, resulting in a profound lung infection.
By the time he arrived to Rescate, Piki didn‘t seem like he had much hope. But with the help of skilled doctors and his own strong spirit, he managed to pull through. His triumphant recovery defied the odds and stood as a testament to exceptional medical intervention.
Tragically, Piki‘s formative moments led to a bond with humans, a circumstance that complicates his reintegration into the wild. This challenge is made worse by the continuous danger of tapir hunting illegally for their meat, which makes it unsafe for Piki to go back to his natural home.
However, at our Wildlife Sanctuary, we do our best to provide Piki with the best quality of life possible.