“I carried out resuscitation maneuvers for half an hour, but he didn’t survive.”
Ernesto, the oncilla that was found with second and third-degree burns died from cardiorespiratory arrest. The animal was rescued with 30 percent of his body burned.
Ernesto was trapped in a sugarcane plantation due to the burning of stubble or fallow, which are residues of stems and leaves left in the ground after cutting a crop.
The director of Mansion Mascota, Eliana Molineros explained that some people found him in Roberto Astudillo parish and took him to a veterinary clinic in Milagro, where he received first aid. On November 7, several members of the Environmental Police Unit (UPMA) took the animal to Mansion Mascota.
“I carried out resuscitation maneuvers for half an hour, but he didn’t survive,” Molineros said.
Source: Pichincha Universal.