Legal Rights to Wild Animals


  • A South American Country ‘Ecuador’ gave the legal rights to wild animals ordered by the highest court of the country.
  • The court gave the order in favour of the case that focused on a woolly monkey named “Estrellita”.
  • Estrellita was just a month old when she was taken away from the wild so that she could become a pet for librarian Ana Beatriz Burbano Proaño.
  • The animals are also subject to rights protected by the rights of nature.

Facts to know:


  • Capital of Ecuador: Quito.
  • Currency of Ecuador: United States Dollar.
  • President of Ecuador: Mr.Guillermo Lasso.
  • Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
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