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Where Are They Now?

Written by PETA | May 7, 2010

The 13 kinkajous who were rescued from hellhole animal dealer U.S. Global Exotics (USGE) following PETA’s investigation must be thinking that heaven is a place on Earth right about now.

Goodbye, cramped USGE prison …


kinkajou before


Hello, spacious sanctuary!


kinkajou after


These animals—along with many of the reptiles who were plucked out of USGE hell—were once confined to tiny, barren cages with nothing to climb and no space to play, but now they have been taken in by the good people at the Phoenix Herpetological Society and are enjoying room to play, multiple nesting areas, misting systems, fans, a pond with running water, and plenty of tree limbs to climb. The kinkajous spend their time playing, sleeping, and snacking on monkey biscuits soaked in fruit cocktail juice.

Don’t you love a happy ending? I do! These sweet kinkajous lucked out, but many still need your help! To see what you can do, visit our Action Center.

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Nina says:

    I am so pleased that so many of the animals were able to have a happy ending! Thank you PETA and thank you Phoenix Herpetological Society! And rest in peace now all the many many animals that suffered and died before the lucky ones were rescued…..

  • Marnie says:

    T H A N K Y O U P E T A !!!!!!!!

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  • Chelsea says:

    PETA should go to Chinatown in Los Angeles and help the turtles! I went there for the first time today and many vendors had tiny baby redeared turtles in small containers sitting in the hot sun! It was horrible! They were trying to climb up the sides but they couldn’t do it. They were probably baking alive because many were not it water like they should be!

  • Wendy Jackson says:

    Thankyou PETA.

  • angela stark says:

    thank goodness

  • Monica says:

    I am so very proud of the work that Peta does in the name of all animals and the people who want to see cruelty against them CEASE! Thank you from every fiber of my being Peta. You have my ongoing support!

  • Susan Vojkufka says:

    Wonderful News! My question is though Is there some way to get the word out in a better way where people see what is going on with animals being mistreated. I have always been compassionate towards animals but I did support inhumane raising of animals by buying items in stores and ordering meat at restaurants totally unaware for years.Until my daughters showed me a video they found on the internet how animals were treated on factory farms. I felt like such a hypocrite. Now I’m very careful what I buy. Making sure no animal had to suffer unnecessarily and knowing how the animal was raised. My friends and family are compassionate people also and I feel if informed more visually would be nonsupportive of restaurants that buy from factory farms and that most people would not support grocery stores that buy from factory farms that raise and kill in such horrible ways. Stop going to the circus rodeosmaking sure that furlined clothes and boots are truly fake fur and not dog cat or raccoon fur from China etc.I think most people just don’t get on the web sites looking for the undercover videos that show what’s really going on out there with God’s creatures. Like outofsite outofmind.

  • Mary says:

    Sweet Freedom!

  • Maude Désile says:

    AMAZING! Great job PETA! 3

  • heather wilhelm says:

    thank you to PETA and the Phoenix Herpetological Society! you are the bomb baby!

  • Terri says:

    You know I don’t understand how there are still people testing and abusing and torturing animals today …Don’t people know that this is going on and why isn’t everyone gotten together and become a force to be wreckened with and stop it all…I am available and willing to wear whatever hat I have to to help put a stop to all of this ….Adults that aaaaaaare abusing these animals are the chicken shit cowards that didn’t and don’t have the balls to become a serial killer in fact it’s the backward scenerio of the serial killars childhood….How Sick and they walk amon st us as if it’s okay….WRONG !!!

  • Kristina says:

    That’s beautiful. I am so glad to hear happy stories. You are doing amazing work. THANK YOU

  • anissa says:

    Thank you for helping to rescue and place these beautiful creatures into a place that they can enjoy life in. It is heartbreaking to see them so abused and mistreated and as many of your videos I have not been able to get this one out of my head. Just knowing that they are safe now allows those visions to have happy ending. Now if we can only do the same for the rest of the world abused animals we will be doing good. Everyday is a reminder that we still have a very long way to go but each day also brings the stories like this that make us know we are supporting an organization that really does make a difference. Thank you PETA keep up the good work!

  • chiara mensa says:

    thank you for all your efforts you make this ugly place a little better everytime!!!!

  • Olga "surrikata" says:

    oh so nice news! good luck little babe!

  • susan says:

    Thanks for posting this!

  • roberto romo trejo says:

    Hoooo this animals are so beutifull hope found a place for them

  • Bibiana says:

    Perfect!!! Happy endings are my favorite! And if these kind of endings also mean no more cruelty towards these beautiful animals… let it be!… oD

  • Alicia says:

    I was able to see these poor guys right after their rescue while the Dallas SPCA was taking care of them. It’s so wonderful to hear that they have a happy home now!! I hope you’ll share the stories of all the other poor animals from USGE as well. Thank you for all your work!!

  • Rachel says:

    I absolutely love how PETA’s activism isn’t focused just on ‘common’ animals. I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years that kinkjous were abused somewhere as well naive I know. So thankful for the happy ending!

  • Kay says:

    How could Petco and Petsmart do this? How could they let these animals suffer like this at these breeders and dealers? Petco and Petsmart could have their OWN humane inspections plus no one needs to own wild animals as pets! They shouldn’t even be selling these animals!

  • Madge says:

    Um… is it just me or is it odd to have mammals in a reptile reserve?

  • MH says:

    Kinkajous are mammals not reptiles.

  • Katie says:

    This makes me so happy I could cry! Kinkajous are such amazing creatures!