Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rare albino capuchin monkey found at Marajo island

PARA state – The Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, IBAMA) received, on Friday (17/06/2011), a rare albino capuchin monkey (tufted capuchin or Cebus apella). The animal was rescued on the island of Marajo, Pará. According to the Institute, a local resident found the monkey abandoned and resolved delivered it to authorities.

IBAMA says the animal was kept in captivity and was abandoned. The substitute superintendent of IBAMA in Pará, Alex Lacerda, comments: It's common the capture or adoption of wild specimens when are puppies. They are created illegally while they are young and do not give problem. Then, often, when they become adults are discarded without none care.

By what appears, it was happened with this monkey. The IBAMA informed that when the animal was received, It was very thin, its tail was cutted and his tusks sawn. Many zoos, want to adopt the animal, but IBAMA says that the the majority of them is not able, haven't appropriate conditions to care the monkey. The institute even will go to decide where the animal will be sent.

FONTE: Macaco-prego albino é resgatado na ilha de Marajó, no Pará.
IN Jornal do Brasil, published in 17/06/2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Image of Our Lady appears on tree trunk

MATO GROSSO state/BRAZIL – In the city of "Novo Aripuanã", located at the banks of Madeira river, Bolívia neighborhood, on Sunday (12/06/2011), a image of Our Lady, the Virgin Mary, appeared on trunk of a palm tree, in the backyard of a residence. Since the local population took knowledge of the apparition began a pilgrim to the place.

The Police had to isolate off the area because some, most fanatical, were plucking slivers of the tree trunk (hence the white area, on the trunk, around the image). Meanwhile, the Diocese of Borba announced it will send a technical team to evaluate the supposed miracle.

LINK RELATED: Santa Image appears on a Buriti Tree. Piauí state. BRAZIL, 06/11/2009.

SOURCE: Romaria ribeirinha para ver "Aparição" de Nossa Senhora numa palmeira em Aripuanã.
IN Blog da Floresta, published in 13/06/2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

St John Marcos park – Rescue of the ruins of a time and place

The coordinator of the Park, Luiz Felipe Younes, says that there are legends associated with the destruction of the ancient city: The man who imploded the main church stood hump.The people say that after the city submerged, appeared certain trees in the city that are known as mulungus and give red flowers. Local people believe that is the blood of residents unhappy with the end of the place. Photo: Ruins of the church.

RIO DE JANEIRO state/BRAZIL – At the Parnaiba river valley region, Rio de Janeiro state, the colonial ghost city of São João Marcos that, for 70 years, has been half submerged, since the build of a dam, and half in ruins covered by atlantic forest is being brought back to life through the action of SPHAN (Serviço de Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional - National Service of Artistic and Historical Patrimony), that created in the local the first Urban-park-Archaeological and Enviromental of Brazil.

Today, the new Park area belongs to the city of Rio Claro (RJ). In the past, it was the city of São João Marcos. Founded by colonial explorers, the called "bandeirantes" (flaggers) in 1733, the place developed quickly. It was a center of coffee agriculture. Reached to produce two million kilos per year. It was the richest town in the state of Rio de Janeiro. In the eighteenth century it had theater, school, police, roads. Slaves and Barons and had their own churches. Artists and actors and singers of artistics companies visited St João Marcos.

In the nineteenth century was the most populous county in the state. It was the first architectural ensemble of the country listed by the Instituto Estadual do Patrimônio Cultural (State Institute of Cultural Patrimony, Inepac) in 1990. Still, in 1940, under the government of President Getúlio Vargas, the city was doomed to be swallowed by the waters in the name of progress: the expansion work of the dam of Lajes. Because the state needed more energy to grow

More than 70 farms were submerged. What escaped of the flood was quickly demolished by the authorities. The initiative to create the park was of the same company that was, a once, responsible for building the dam that destroyed the place. The Light, which invested 5 million and 800 thousand of reais in the recovery of the ruins

During four years, the work of archaeologists, historians, museum curators, architects, landscapers recovered, in 930 thousand square meters, buildings and structures, as the ossuary's Church, the base theater Tibiriça, stretches of the old Imperial Road, stone bridges in addition to about two thousand pieces discovered in excavations such as potteries, coins, personal objects, porcelains and more.

The Park's facilities also include forest area, water mirror, a Memory Center, an exhibition of historical and archaeological pieces, a model, miniature of the original city, a permanent display of historical and cultural elements, portraits of epoch, an amphitheater and a cafeteria.

Estado do Rio ganha o primeiro sítio arqueológico do país.
IN Jornal do Brasil, published in 08/06/2011
SALME, Flavia. Submersa há 70 anos, cidade histórica do Rio volta à tona.
IN Último Segundo, published in 08/06/2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The quadrupedal chick of Bahia

Photo: TV Subaé

BAHIA state/BRAZIL – At the locality of Matinha, district of the city of Feira de Santana, 108 km of the capital of Bahia state, Salvador city, a chick surprised the population. Mutant, borned four-footed, quadrupedal, the animal has less than a week of life and veterinarians belive that the creature will not be able live for much time more.

SOURCE: Ave quadrúpede desperta curiosidade no interior da Bahia.
IN G1, published in 11/06/2011

One calf. Two heads.

BAHIA state/BRAZIL – In June, 7 (2011) – in the Agricon Farm, located in the district of Cumuruxatiba, Prado city, extreme south of the state of Bahia, a female calf birthed with two heads.

Despite appearing to be well, without respiratory problems, the animal can not stand on feet, on their limbs, because of the weight of the heads. This problem must cause the death of the creature.

SOURCE: Bezerra nasce com duas cabeças no interior da Bahia.
IN Correio 24 Horas, published in 08/06/2011

One female dog. 25 puppies.

GOIAS state/BRAZIL – In Vianópolis city, 96 km far from the capital of Goias state, Goiânia, into a veterinary clinic, a female dog of Fila Brasileiro race named Jade, bore to 25 puppies. The mother not resisted to the efforts od more than two hours and died after that all the puppies had birthed.

The brood was that of 17 males and 8 females. The pregnancy of a female dog lasts about nine weeks. In the last three weeks, Jade suffered with pains and lack of mobility. She reached to seventy kilogram of weight. The owner, Mr. Bisamor Ferreira, told the dificulties: There were needed four men for carry her. It couldn't nor even drag herself.

Bisamor recorded throughout the procedure and will try include the dog female in the Guinness Book, the record books. The most numerous brood known even now was born in Germany have. There were 23 pups. Of the twenty-five brothers, sons of Jade, only 11 survived

SOURCE: BORGES, Raphael. Cadela tem 25 filhotes em Goiás, morre após o parto e pode entrar para o Guinness Book.
IN UOL Notícias, published in 31/05/2011

Little Lamb – Two Bodies. One head.

PARAÍBA state/BRAZIL – May, 25 – 2011. In the Sítio of Curral Velho, zona rural of 'Tapada São José da Lagoa' city, Paraíba state, A burrego (a little lamb, a lamb pup) born with eight legs and two bodies connected to an unique head.

Joao Pereira de Souza, a sheep breeder, pet owner, while was accompaning the birth perceived something unusual. The baby lamb had a serious problem. In fact, the cub was abnormal - with their two bodies and eight legs. It died. The mother resisted and survived.

SOURCE: Ovelha nasce com oito pernas e dois corpos ligados a uma cabeça no Sertão do Estado.IN PARAÍBA.COM.BR, published in 26/05/2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Image of Virgin Mary weeps

ALAGOAS state/BRAZIL – In the city of Palmeira dos Índios, Alagoas state, northeast of Brazil, an image of Our Lady of Graces began to weep. The first time occured in 6 of may, a tuesday (2011). In the day after, all the city had knowledge of the episode.

The image belongs to Luan da Silva Araujo, a boy, 13 years old, who is an acolyte of catholic church. He has it, the statue, in his bedroom, where he usually pray. Luan account: That afternoon, while he was praying, he noted that the image was weeping.

I was praying at the feet of Our Lady. I asked her to give protection to the mothers that suffer by their sons, victims of violence or even for those who are trapped. I asked how she feels seeing these things. My head was lowered. When I raised my eyes I perceived that she was weeping.

SOURCE: PALMEIRA, Gabriela. Imagem de Nossa Senhora chora em Palmeira dos Indios.
IN Primeira Edição/AL, published in 19/05/2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Panthera in the backyard

PARA state/BRAZIL – At an agricultural settlement, in the region of "Pacajá", state of Para, north of Brazil – a teenager, a girl of 12 years old was mantaining a young "onça pintada" (Panthera onca, jaguar) like a pet animal.

The environmental analyst, Silvana Cardins tells that that the animal was found by the girl when was still a cub. The feline grows being feeded by the child and lived free till begins to attack other domestic animals of the neighbors.

Then, the family built a wood house to accommodate the big cat. Finaly, perceiving that this option could not solve the problem, they adopted the resolution of deliver the creature to cares of the authorities, in this case, the Ibama (Brazilian Institute for Enviroment). The onca (onça, sound of wordonssa) was taken to a Zoo at Paraopebas city.

SOURCE: Onça-pintada era criada em assentamento no Pará.
IN Globo/Amazonia, published in 06/06/2011

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The buccaneers of Ilhabela

SÃO PAULO state – At Ilhabela, the unique archipelago-town of the brazilian shore, located at the littoral of São Paulo state, dwellers of a traditional community of fishers called "Caiçara dos Castelhanos, on the beach 'Canto da Lagoa", in the last Easter holiday (2011), found the remains of an ancient wrecked vessel.

The relic was uncovered after the heavy rains fell in the region by increasing the volume and velocity of waters from a stream that disembogue along that stretch of beach.

The vessel, ancient, appears and disappears beneath the sands. Sometimes years pass without giving any signal. Then, It is Forgotten. Most of the piece is buried. Apparently, the structure is in good condition although it is not possible to determine whether the ship is full or not. Is possible to see the large beams of pine riga, a very tough wood used in building ships, galleons and caravels.

Ilhabela is well known for tales of pirates. The Bay of Castilians became famous for having been refuge of pirates and strategic point of slave ships that still were practicing trafficking even after the abolition of slavery.

SOURCE: ALMEIDA, Saulo. Ilhabela - Forte chuva revela embarcação antiga na areia da Praia dos Castelhanos.
IN O Noticiado, published in 24/05/2011