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
In early November 2014, Vincent’s mother was electrocuted on an uninsulated transformer here in Guiones and unfortunately when she died, she slumped onto the live electrical current and Vincent was pinned against the transformer. A second female was also dead. Howler monkeys are very emotional animals and when one member of the troop is crying […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Vincent’s Rescue and Rehabilitation – Warning Graphic Images
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
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
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
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.