Police Saving Animals Left and Right

A few months back the police rescued a Howler Monkey that was being held captive at Hermanos Yong hardware store behind the counter and gave it over to the experts at ANAM (Environmental Agency).

More recently a monkey was electrocuted while passing through the trees in Big Creek. It was a mother Howler with her baby on its back. The mother unfortunately died of the electric shock and both fell to the pavement below to be discovered by the bus driver of the Bluff Shuttle.


The good news is the baby survived and with the help of Holly Hummel, some students from the School for Field Studies and the police, another Howler was rescued and turned over to ANAM for rehabilitation.

Then days later, the police caught a group of sea turtle poachers in Playa Larga (Bastimentos). One Hawksbill sea turtle was saved and the poachers were apprehended.

Nice work, Policia Nacional!


If you have important information on a crime that you are sure about but you want to remain anonymous, write the police at” stop-thecrime@hotmail.com


Nicholas Corea is the owner and editor of the Bocas Breeze. He wasn't born in Bocas, but he got there as fast as he could. Just one of the many foreigners who became enamored with the enchantment of the islands, his mission is to share the majesty of Bocas del Toro with the world. Nicholas (aka Nick / Nico) has been known to love literature and live music concerts. Nothing makes him happier than when others are interested in this entertaining and informative community newspaper. Mr. Corea would like to send his gratitude to all who read and support the Bocas Breeze; for it takes a village to publish a community newspaper!

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