With the premise of continuing to preserve the Venezuelan fauna, the Civil Corps of Park Rangers of the Carabobo state carried out the rescue of a specimen of Melero Bear that was being illegally commercialized in San Esteban Pueblo, Democracia parish, El Carmen sector.
The officials received a complaint through a telephone call where they reported the sale of the wild animal whose scientific name is (Tamandua Tetradictyla), so the team immediately moved to the site to rescue the specimen, finding its whereabouts in an abandoned house without being able to locate those who were trying to market it.
Josue Lorca, Deputy Minister of Ecosocialism and president of Inparques, reported through his social networks that after rescuing the specimen, the state and health conditions were verified, passing into the custody of Inparques.
“The specimen was released in a remote area in our San Esteban National Park. We continue to be determined not to allow those who abuse and play with the life of our fauna to continue making their own, it is essential to have the contribution of each citizen to report these cases and to be able to stop this scourge, "he said.
Lorca reported that the Honey Bear is located in the Arid Savannas, as well as in Maracaibo, Falcón and north of Carabobo.
"This species is not threatened, but investigations are being carried out in the Carabobo-Inparques region to determine why they are leaving their habitat." Inparques has released 3 honey bears this year in Carabobo and 1 in Caracas ”, indicated Lorca.