Articles about monkeys that have been rehabilitated due to injury from electrocution.
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
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
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
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
Ronny has been with us since early 2017 after he was severely electrocuted by uninsulated power lines. Unfortunately most of Ronny’s burns were on his face. And the injury was gruesome. It was the first time we have ever seen an electrocution injury like this. Although the burns looked very bad, Ronny behaved normally. He ate very […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ronny’s Electrocution Rehabilitation – Warning Graphic Images
Electrocution Is The #1 Killer Of Howler Monkeys In Costa Rica How Are They Being Electrocuted? By touching TWO (or more) uninsulated power lines at the same time. By touching the hot clamp, cables, fuse cutout, lightning arrestor, primary input (bushings), or secondary output (terminals and wires) on uninsulated power transformers. What Types of Injures Are Caused By Electrocution? […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stop the Shocks – Insulating Transformers and Power Lines
On Tuesday May 3rd 2016, ICE installed several wildlife protection kits along the main road of Playa Guiones for the Nosara “Stop the Shocks” Program. Refuge for Wildlife purchased these kits through donations from the public and a generous grant received several months ago. Lisa Foley and Thierry, Mael & Martine Von Der Weid donated […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Refuge for Wildlife and ICE Work Together to “Stop the Shocks”
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
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
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
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.