Change is Coming Thankfully, the world has recently seen a change of attitude when it comes to tourism and wildlife. Due to many recent investigations exposing wildlife cruelty at centers where tourists can have a wildlife encounter, people are now more aware of the consequences of their actions. That’s not to say that it’s still not happening, but people are now realising the extreme […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Wildlife Selfies
The Refuge for Wildlife 2016 Annual Fundraiser will be on February 7th 2016 from 12-3pm at Harbor Reef! Come and support Refuge for Wildlife and enjoy tasty food, drinks, live music, live & silent auctions, raffles and fun Howler Callin’ Contests where kids and adults compete for great prizes by showing off their best Howler Monkey imitations! […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 2016 Annual Fundraiser
In late October, we rescued a baby howler monkey from the Delicious area after her was found by a local staff member crying on a low branch with no other monkeys around. He had been severely attacked by an alpha male so he was lucky to have been found so quickly. Like lions, when a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Gabriel’s Rehabilitation – Warning Graphic Images
Baby news! On Jan 8th at 7am we welcomed a new arrival at Refuge for Wildlife, a newborn howler monkey baby! We rescued an adult female about a month ago after she was attacked by an alpha male. Her face was essentially ripped off, her nasal cavities crushed and exposed, and her wounds were badly […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Injured Howler Gives Birth – Warning Graphic Images
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
MONKEY ELECTROCUTIONS – WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? Many people have asked us what they should do if they find a monkey being electrocuted on an uninsulated electrical wire or transformer. It’s important to know the best way you can help our wildlife in need. Always follow these important steps: 1. CALL 8824 3323 – We […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What To Do In A Wildlife Emergency
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
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
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.