Articles about successful rescues of injured howler monkeys and other wildlife.
A mother howler was shot in the face in Nicoya and rescued by the fire department. After examining her, our veterinary team concluded that most likely she was shot with a pellet gun or slingshot which resulted in complete loss of her left eye and an injury to the bridge of her nose. Her one […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Mother Howler Shot in the Face
Sebastian was rescued in April when our team received a call from staff at a local restaurant in Esperanza. Sebastian had been eating mangoes from a tree on a nearby residential street when he climbed onto uninsulated power lines. He had a deep wound on the bridge of his nose, burns on his hands, and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Sebastian’s Rescue and Rehabilitation
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
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
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
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.
This Howler Monkey was rescue in La Esperanza in July 2013. She was hanging in the electrical wires in the center of a busy road. The monkey was rescued from the cables and taken to the Safari Vets office where Dr. Susana the veterinarian had to amputate 2 inches from the tip of the tail. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.