While animals are bought into the black market, they lose their freedom, and in lots of heartbreaking cases, their lives. A sanctuary in agua dulce, California, has teamed up with a la-primarily based photographer to exhibit the splendor and energy of the lucky animals they’ve managed to save from this heinous cycle of captivity, and the resulting photo shoot is definitely ‘wild.’
Wherein the wild matters are is a stunning collaboration between animal tracks and Natasha Wilson of de Anastacia photography, and capabilities various animals supposed on the market as pets at the Californian black market, which includes an African serval, South American capuchin monkeys, and even an Australian kangaroo. The astonishing creatures are posed subsequent to models carrying coloration-coordinated outfits, fronting nature-inspired backdrops that remind one of the habitats from which these animals were so cruelly plucked. In spite of the horrors they have got skilled, in wild matters, each animal appears dignified and absolutely at peace.
Scout is a 5-year-old wolf/dog hybrid and is currently dealing with stenosis of the spine. He has the most amazing attitude for an animal that is part wolf.
- Laughing Kookaburra
Bam-Bam is a captive bred Laughing Kookaburra, and approximately 9 years old. He was attacked by another bird and lost the bottom quarter of his beak.
Jake and Cami are cockatoos and both previously owned pets. The pet owners, for various reasons, could no longer care for them. These two are some of the nicest cockatoos you will ever meet.
Cheshire the Bengal Cat is now approximately 11 years old and has had several owners in his lifetime. The last one was a busy person and Cheshire needed more of the owners time. He started to do negative things like poop and pee where he pleased, shred curtains and bedding and even attacks other pets.
Honey Bear and Luna are Kinkajous. Honey Bear is three years old and has adopted Luna, a yearling. Honey Bear was a surplus animal in Florida at another facility. Luna was attacked by her mother while living in Minnesota. They are guardians of the night, one of the nocturnal representatives at Animal Tracks.
Luke is a 7-year-old Squirrel Monkey. He was privately owned and got in a fight with another monkey which resulted in the loss of all of his fingers on his right hand. He lives with the love of his life, Princess Leia, quite peacefully, though he does still occasionally flirt with the ladies of Animal Tracks.
The cavy family are around 2 years old. They came from Arizona where they were previously owned and the owner relinquished them for unknown reasons. They love shoelaces and monkey chow and are hoping for a sod garden this fall. The cavy family is a family of rodents native to South America, in the same family as the domestic guinea pig.
Bella Roo is a five-year-old female red kangaroo. She is married to the love of her life, Winston the wallaby and they have been happily cohabiting at Animal Tracks ever since they met. They love yams, spinach, Romain lettuce and warm sunny days.
Porcupine Quillamenia (pictured) and her husband Al Sharpton have been happily cohabiting at Animal Tracks since 2008. They were surplus animals at another facility, meaning, this facility already had enough of their own and were trying to help find homes for others. Quillamenia and Al like to come out for long walks and visit the monkeys who will often save their own monkey chow just for them.
- African Serval
Monzo is one of the last remaining animals of the original Animal Tracks family. He is an 11-year-old African Serval, the mid size cat of Africa. He was confiscated by Fish and Game from someone who had him illegally. He is a sweet old man, always looking for some love, and is a great ranch ambassador for his species.