Monday, 1 December, 2014
It is clear that the headline of our article doesn't reflect what we will detail following, but we are confident that if we talk about a prohibition on a headline you wouldn't have stopped to read it. Are approaching dates with charming where the role of parents is crucial, from Fuerteventura Oasis Park we would to report the most common cases at this time and its consequences. We know that having animals in our care without responsibility for their care and management, it is not well but also if it is a wild species such as the raccoon, we are talking about acquiring a invasive species non-legal in our country, which lately has become very popular. The raccoon is a small carnivore from North America but now lives at his ease by our country. It is usual in the provinces of Madrid and Guadalajara, at certain points of Valencia, Mallorca, on the island of Fuerteventura, and has recently been sighted in the Doñana Natural Area which have already been placed traps to try to eradicate it. This is the raccoon (Procyon lotor), which in our country is becoming a dangerous invasive species. How has come to be the raccoon to Spain? Some of them escaped from fur farms, and others have been released by people who,after having them as pets to be seen like some nice and furry puppies not imagined that, growing, the animal would become voracious and aggressive or simply they are tired of them. The point is that, once free, raccoons have begun to proliferate thanks to their opportunistic strategies. Omnivorous eating habits, their high reproductive potential and the absence of natural predators are favoring their expansion. Is still does not know, the effects that their presence will have in populations of native species. What we do know is that the raccoon is a carrier of dangerous diseases, such as rabies, and is also host to a very dangerous parasite to humans, the nematode Baylisascaris procyonis. Having like a pet wild and exotic animal has never been a good idea. Our experience as a zoo, is not the fault if one species of animal is invasive or not, it is the human hand which makes them victims to suffering a abandonment after removing them from their place of natural origin. In our facilities arrive continuously invasive species, delivered by the authorities of the island. After spend a quarantine and veterinary inspection they are reintegrated into a new facility where they are treated to give a better life and grouped together with other individuals of the same species for creating a family group. The best advice we can give you is, adopting pets, if you really want to and undertakes. We wish you a happy partying friends, and we hope that this article will be useful for you.