The Legends Park specified this Sunday that the Andean fox (Lycalopex culpaeus), better known as Run Run, “Is not on display to the public and remains in quarantine.” In addition, they indicated that the wild animal is in these facilities “in temporary custody, like all wild animals” that are derived by Serfor (National Forest and Wildlife Service), attached to the Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation (Midagri) .
The pronouncement is made after the presentation of an amparo claim against Serfor and the Municipality of Lima (MML) –which manages the Parque de Las Leyendas– presented by the Peruvian Institute of Legal Advice on the Environment and Biodiversity (Ipalema ) before the Constitutional Court of Lima.
As reported by El Comercio, Ipalema questions in its writing that Serfor has made the decision to lock up Run Run in the Parque de las Leyendas without a corresponding evaluation and discarding “any type of reintegration into a controlled natural environment, but without physical barriers such as a Rescue Center or a Wildlife Conservation Center ”.
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In addition, they consider that the Parque de las Leyendas would not be the appropriate place because as a zoo its purpose is entertainment and education, and does not seek the reintegration of rescued animals, according to the plaintiff. “By putting it in a zoo they have condemned the little fox Run Run to be the object of our curiosity and morbidity, one more object of exhibitionism,” the letter reads.
Zoo sources also commented to this newspaper that the 30 days of quarantine established by Serfor, which is the entity responsible for their situation, have not yet been met, so that later this could determine a new transfer.
As it is remembered Run Run was captured by Serfor when he was wandering through the Comas district. The animal had been sold in the Center of Lima as a Siberian dog to a family.