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Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation

by Kids Saving The Rainforest
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation

Kids Saving the Rainforest participated in the Científicos Fair at the Manuel Antonio school as judges representing KSTR, we saw many interesting projects y kids worried about the animals of the World. 

Mandy is a yellow mandible Toucan the most common in the area of Manuel Antonio.  

Happy birthday Chicles!

Chicles the 2-fingered sloth came in almost exactly 1 year ago on Aug.24th, orphaned at an age estimated to be 2 weeks...which basically makes this is his 1yr birthday.

He’s come such a long way since his tiny nugget days!  

Jorge (aka Speedy) the sloth finally got released! 

After much effort & research into tracking options & the suitability of our surrounding property, we have released our very FIRST hand-raised sloth onsite with our brand new tracking program. 

Using a combination of VHF telemetry & GPS, we will be keeping tabs on Speedy to see if he has all the needed skills to survive (and will eat enough of the available leaves). 

If you would like to be part of our tracking program for Speedy or the next 2 sloths going out, please get in touch! 

We are so happy he’s made it out into the trees!

 

Meet Smokey. He came in a few nights after Dudley. Smokey was hanging onto his mom when she was electrocuted on a power line in Manual Antonio. Tragically, the mom died and Smokey suffered some electrical burns on his eye, chin and underside. This pic is from when he first came in. He is a few weeks older than Dudley and bigger than her. They will be introduced soon and hopefully like each other so they will be able to be together growing up.

The most common injuries in Costa Rica to wildlife come from car strikes, electrocution from the power lines and dog attacks. Of all of the animals who have come in to KSTR since I have been there, car strikes has been the most common. KSTR is working with the power company ICE to put up animal crossings (bridges) in the area to stop the animal electrocutions. ICE is also installing more properly covered power lines.

 

KSTR's sloth release study is well underway! Twice a day the tracking team of staff and volunteers has gone out to locate Jorge the two-toed sloth using a radio antenna that picks up a signal coming from his collar. So far, results show that he is mobile and primarily active at night, which is natural two-toed sloth behavior.

Of course, "active" is a relative term with these animals which are, after all, sloths. For example, this morning Jorge was observed high in a tree, where his only action was to scratch himself twice over the course of thirty minutes. He also yawned. What a busy morning.

 

Luna the raccoon came to us after she was found alone on the ground without her mother or siblings anywhere near. 

She was only a few days old & had a tiny wound on her head, so she may have been carried away by another animal. 

Luna is doing very well here and should be opening her eyes any minute now!

KSTR is taking the challenge to fight climate change!! We will keep posting more ways that each person can make a difference!

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Schnozzy and Boss
Schnozzy and Boss

Kids Saving the Rainforest

Thanks to your donations we were able to plant 3000 trees at the beginning of the rainy season.

The Wildlife Clinic received supply's and has been able to take care and save the lives of the wildlife in the area of Quepos, Costa Rica, that have been electrocuted by the electric wires, have been run over by cars on the main roads or have been used as pets and then abandoned.

KSTR has been able to fix, take care of, and build more wildlife bridges that protect the animals from accidental electrocution.

It is thanks to your donations, visits, and volunteer work that we are able to teach others, and help conserve the rainforest and the wildlife that lives in it in this region.

Here are only a few examples of what your donations have helped us do:

1- Jovi in the has moved on to the jungle gym handling life like a boss...getting more independent every day. Soon he will be ready for his release back into the wild.

2- Pink the kinkajou (potus flavus) is doing very well so far! Getting bigger & stronger everyday and no more is having no more seizures. 

Hopefully it won’t be long before he can be free again! 

3- Sloth rehabilitation. Don Dona, who was electrocuted and maybe hit by a car has been doing well here and is getting love and support to be able to get back into the wild. 
He is definitely stronger and more mobile than he used to be! He can manoeuver in his enclosure independently & has a great appetite and fighting spirit! We still have hope that in time he will be able to support himself 

4- Schnozzy & The Boz gettin their daily exercise in and learning to hunt termites on their own.

5- We planted 250 more trees and will plant 10,000 this year.

6- We rescued a Jaguarundi that had been hit by a car, we gave him medical attention.

Read the entire story here: Our Blog

Thank you for helping us give forever homes, food and, medicine to the wildlife that live in our sanctuary.

Jovi the sloth
Jovi the sloth
Pink the kinkajou
Pink the kinkajou
Dona Dona in rehab
Dona Dona in rehab
Reforestation
Reforestation
Jaguarundi Release
Jaguarundi Release

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The KSTR Team wants to thank all of our amazing supporters.

Thanks to your donations we will be able to plant over 5,000 trees in 2019.

The Wildlife Clinic received supply's and has been able to take care and save the lives of the wildlife in the area of Quepos, Costa Rica, that have been electrocuted by the electric wires, have been run over by cars on the main roads or have been used as pets and then abandoned.

KSTR has been able to fix, take care of, and build more wildlife bridges that protect the animals from accidental electrocution.

It is thanks to your donations, visits, and volunteer work that we are able to teach others, and help conserve the rainforest and the wildlife that lives in it in this region.

Here are only a few examples of what your donations help to do:

The clinic at Kids Saving the Rainforest now has the intravenous anesthesia machine it needed.

Thanks to your amazing donations we can continue to save lives!

These are the expenses we have had with the anesthesia machine:

Anesthesia machine: $4,923.6

Endotracheal tubes: $528.84

Anesthesia Medication: $99

Respiratory Circuit: $27.12

TOTAL SPENT: $5,578.56

TOTAL DONATED: $5,750

TOTAL LEFT: $171.44

STILL NEED TO PAY FOR:

Training Course: $300

WOULD STILL NEED: $128,56 extra

 

Keep being AWESOME! THE WILDLIFE THANKS YOU!

Monkey Release
Monkey Release

Thanks to your donations the Wildlife Clinic received supply's and has been able to take care and save the lives of the wildlife in the area of Quepos, Costa Rica, that have been electrocuted by the electric wires, have been run over by cars on the main roads or have been used as pets and then abandoned.

It is thanks to your donations, visits, and volunteer work that we are able to teach others, and help conserve the rainforest and the wildlife that lives in it in this region.

Here are only a few examples of what your donations help to do.

Toti the Mexican Haired Porcupine received treatment from the #KSTR veterinary staff to treat her
ulcers condition caused by being kept as a pet and being fed inappropriate feed. A good reminder to #notfeedthewildlife 

Schnozzy the anteater (tamandua) is growing up... drinking her specialized milkshake & getting stronger. 
Soon she will be going for extended supervised 'walks' outside so she can build muscle & confidence. 

Flick the disabled toucan, is able to find a home and reside in our sanctuary!

Thank you for helping us give forever homes, food and, medicine to the wildlife that live in our sanctuary.

They helped plant trees and clean sloth bootcamp
They helped plant trees and clean sloth bootcamp

Links:

Kids Saving the Rainforest

Thanks to your donations we were able to plant 3000 trees at the beginning of the rainy season.

The Wildlife Clinic received supply's and has been able to take care and save the lives of the wildlife in the area of Quepos, Costa Rica, that have been electrocuted by the electric wires, have been run over by cars on the main roads or have been used as pets and then abandoned.

KSTR has been able to fix, take care of, and build more wildlife bridges that protect the animals from accidental electrocution.

 

It is thanks to your donations, visits, and volunteer work that we are able to teach others, and help conserve the rainforest and the wildlife that lives in it in this region.

Here are only a few examples of what your donations help to do.

Toti the Mexican Haired Porcupine received treatment from the #KSTR veterinary staff to treat her
ulcers condition caused by being kept as a pet and being fed inappropriate feed. A good reminder to #notfeedthewildlife 

Schnozzy the anteater (tamandua) is growing up... drinking her specialized milkshake & getting stronger. 
Soon she will be going for extended supervised 'walks' outside so she can build muscle & confidence. 

Flick the disabled toucan, is able to find a home and reside in our sanctuary!

Thank you for helping us give forever homes, food and, medicine to the wildlife that live in our sanctuary.

Links:

 

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Kids Saving The Rainforest

Location: Palo Alto, CA - USA
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Twitter: @KSTRCR
Project Leader:
Wendy Rubiano
Palo Alto, CA United States
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