Céline, the Collar Pecary
The little orphan came to us shortly after Christmas 2013. The umbilical cord was still hanging from his abdominal wall.
It stayed six months with us and developed into a magnificent female. Unfortunately, we were not able to release this animal into the rain-forest again, because it became much too attached to humans and could no longer survive in the wild. It would have run in front of a poacher’s shotgun. So we drove 800 km south to the Grammado Zoo, which offered optimal conditions for the tame animal: two hectares of land and many other animals of the Atlantic Rainforest, including two other peccaries. There, the female peccary continues to live peacefully.
Source: Martine Schmid-Fiorini
The animal grows up with humans
On the way to the Grammado Zoo
The zoo vet greets the tame female peccary.