Articles that feature baby orphaned howler monkeys and other wildlife.
Help us Release Jordanny, Lola, Sophie and Ginger! We have four howlers that are ready for release and we are reaching out to the community to help us fund a new release enclosure. The release location that we normally use is no longer an option because it is now saturated with successfully released howler monkeys. SINAC and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New Release Enclosure
Owen has been through a lot and he almost died because of his injuries. He was very badly electrocuted and needed extensive care in our clinic. The muscle on his left leg and foot was damaged beyond repair – the tissue was necrotic and the skin had peeled off the foot. Amputation of the leg was needed to save […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Owen’s Electrocution Rehabilitation
In June 2017, Refuge for Wildlife rescued five infant white-nosed coati, locally known as “pizotes”. First we rescued Roxy, who was found alone without her mother. The next day another pizote was rescued, we named her Carrie and she became close friends with Roxy. Not long after that, we rescued three more pizotes called Jane, Judith and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rescue & Release of Five Orphaned Pizotes
Nosara Refuge for Wildlife fundraising calendars are here! Each calendar contains 16 months of beautiful photographs and stories about monkeys that we have rescued, rehabilitated and released. Printed on 11″x15.5″ heavy weight paper and wire bound, these high quality calendars cost only $20 or ₡10,000 each and 100% of all proceeds will go directly to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 2016-2017 Fundraising Calendar
Today was graduation day at Refuge For Wildlife for several of our orphaned howlers! We transferred eleven monkeys to SIBU Sanctuary where they will start a step-down release program! At SIBU Sanctuary, our orphaned monkeys will spend up to 2 years, depending on the age and abilities of the monkey, learning how to live in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 11 Monkeys “Graduate” from Refuge for Wildlife
By Matt Banes It’s 4:45 AM, the metal roof is clanking as the offshore winds whip across the local mountains and down through the Nosara beaches. A few roosters and dogs are chiming in and, to add to this jungle symphony, the Howler Monkeys are sounding off with their deep bellows. If you are smiling […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Howler Monkey Symphony – Now Playing at Dusk and Dawn
Here at Refuge for Wildlife our speciality is howler monkeys. Several are injured, electrocuted or orphaned each month, so the Refuge is filled with monkeys; we have at least 30 at all times. In addition to our specialty, we also rescue, rehabilitate and release other wild animals – from bats and owls to opossums and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Baby Pizotes Join the Refuge Family
Ethan has been with us for about a year and a half now since he fell onto rocks when his mother was electrocuted, breaking his jaw. Even though he smashed several teeth and his jaw was broken, baby Ethan never stopped having a good appetite. One of the important factors when successfully rescuing howler […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ethan’s Forever Home
Howler monkeys are always surprising us with just how intelligent they are! We’re starting to wonder if local monkeys are learning that Refuge for Wildlife is a safe haven for orphaned monkeys because the other day an adult male dropped off a baby! Brenda heard the distress cry of a baby howler, immediately went to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Howler Baby Dropped Off at Refuge by Father!!!
Costa Rica: One woman’s fight to save the country’s monkeys The growth of tourism in Costa Rica has been an economic plus but has taken an unforeseen toll on wildlife. Increased need for power means more electrical transformers, which have had a devastating effect on the country’s howler monkey population. Most of Costa Rica’s power […]Continue Reading... No Comments.