Articles about releasing rescued and rehabilitated wildlife back into the jungle.
Henry was injured in Esperanza when he climbed onto uninsulated power lines near the mango tree he was visiting. The jolt of electricity threw him to the ground where he hit his head. Locals immediately called Refuge for Wildlife and our emergency team was there within minutes. Henry was still on the ground when we […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Henry’s Electrocution Rehabilitation and Release
Charlotte was attacked by dogs in Garza and sustained several deep bite punctures and a broken shoulder. We have seen an increase in dog attacks the past several months. This is because deforestation and development has forced arboreal wildlife to cross roads and properties on the ground to reach their habitat. The dogs who attacked […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Charlotte, Iggy and Star
Rodrigo is a juvenile tamandua mexicana (northern tamandua) who was rescued after he wandered into a home in Ostional. We do not know what happened to his mother, but it’s clear that he got a little lost because tamanduas are arboreal and spend most of their time in trees, not houses. Rodrigo joined us in January 2018 and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rodrigo’s Rehab & Release
Bernie was badly electrocuted in Playa Guiones in December 2016. He not only suffered from painful electrical burns, Bernie also caught on fire during the accident. Every year Refuge for Wildlife rescues hundreds of monkeys and other wildlife that have been electrocuted due to uninsulated power lines and transformers. Electrocution is the #1 killer of howler […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bernie’s Rehabilitation and Release
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
Midnight was rescued from Los Arenales in March after he fell from electrical cables and hit his head. At our onsite clinic, Dr. Francisco Sánchez and Dr. Christine Nelson discovered that electrocution was the cause of Midnight’s fall. So in addition to treatment for blindness and muscle tremors caused by head trauma, Midnight was treated for electrical burns […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Midnight’s Story
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
At the end of March 2015, Refuge for Wildlife received an emergency call from Animales de Samara, an animal rescue centre in a nearby town. A howler monkey had been attacked by a pack of dogs and was badly injured and not moving. Samara is about 45 minutes away from Nosara where Refuge for Wildlife is […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Injured Howler Released – Warning Graphic Images
A mother and baby fell from an electrical wire near Delicas and Refuge for Wildlife was called to the scene. Neither had been electrocuted, it seems the mother just fell. There was dogs nearby that wanted to attack, but the owners were responsible and kept the dogs away until we arrived. She was unconscious and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Mother and Baby Released
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.