Why is the puma called “Dota” in our Sanctuary?
Dota, a puma from the region of San Gerardo de Dota, found her way to the Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center under tragic circumstances.
When her mother fell victim to an unfortunate incident—a farmer‘s decision to take her life, driven by concerns over cattle predation. Left orphaned and vulnerable, Dota‘s formative days were marred by this horrible loss. The tender age at which she arrived at the rescue center deprived her of the critical teachings she needed to master the art of hunting, and lack of fear of humans, does not allow her to return to her natural habitat.