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Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation

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Kids Saving the Rainforest Clinic & Reforestation
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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
Our thanks to all of you!
Our thanks to all of you!

KSTR is pleased to announce that we are making drastic cutbacks in order to continue our work despite no income since March 15th of  this year. We have been closed to the public due to the Covid 19 so we have had no volunteers and no tours with no end in sight.  

All staff have accepted 50% reduction of their salary, feeding the staff meals are much more basic, but the wildlife in our care is still recieving the best care and food. 

We have planted 10,000 trees and our workers on the planting site are also working 1/2 time.  Of the trees planted we still have 5000 trees ready to adopt out and we are offering adoptions of $1 a tree, with a minumum of 10 trees. 

We are still putting up and maintaining our wildlife bridges over the roads of our community.

We have a will and determination that started with the two 9 year olds 21 years ago. 

We are commited to stay open no matter what.  Without your donations this would not be possile so please continue to give and adopt some trees, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

 Jennifer Rice Phd

President and Co-founder


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February at KSTR!

- Tink may be tiny, but she will still cut you if you’re not careful! Watch her slo-mo attack stance, where she looks like she’s ready to defend her honor, despite supreme sleepiness! 

- Oscar was rescued a couple of weeks ago after he was found by local hotel employees.

He had been eating out of the garbage cans near the national park and throwing up. He also had blood on his face.

He’s been with us for a couple of weeks and went for an X-ray due to an ankle issue. His recovery is coming along.


- KSTR received a rescue call for a baby anteater in the Parrita area. The mother had been attacked by a dog and separated from the baby. KSTR ambulance personnel responded and were unable to locate the mother. The baby anteater was brought back to the KSTR clinic and examined by our vet. The photo shows Dr. Carmen Soto teaching interns during the examination. The anteater appeared to be healthy and she was transferred to the nursery.


- The Tao of Pooh the kinkajou:

If life makes you feel hot & sleepy, sometimes it’s best to air out your mouth 

- Tabby the white-nosed coati came to us on 3rd February as a transfer from our neighboring rescue center, Alturas.

She was a surrendered pet, and for this reason, is severely imprinted (wants to be around humans) and cannot be released. The enclosure she is currently in is far from ideal as coatis love to dig in the mud, climb and play.

For this reason, we would love to build a whole new enclosure for her. Although Tabby will not be able to lead a normal, wildlife your donation will ensure Tabby is still has a happy and long one!

If you would like to help us with building a new enclosure for Tabby please donate via the link below.


- Dudley doing the potty shake, going to the bathroom, than doing the sloth wahhhhhhs afterwards.

Smokey and Dudley Keep Growing big and strong.


- In Kids Saving the Rainforest we continue working on wildlife bridges with wild animals with the collaboration of ICE since 2000, here we show photos of the street near the Hotel California where pruning of the mango tree was carried out, and a new wildlife bridge was installed, this is one of the sites that needed an urgent intervention, and we will continue working on March 3 in this same place so we ask the surrounding population for the apology of the case since ICE will remove the electricity from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm to be able to finish the work in a way more suitable.

Please help us build more #wildlifebridges and save the animals of the rainforest from getting hurt by donating 


- Fozzie Bear & Chicles finally moved to our pre-release Rehab area and have a little more room to roam.

Fozzie is still under treatment for a liver issue, but she seems to be making progress, so we are very hopeful that she can recover & be able to live independently. 


- Meet Charlie, a Red Lored parrot that was brought to KSTR in February.

He was left at the entrance of our sanctuary, alone and without any explanation.

His feathers have been clipped so severely that it would have been painful, and he won’t be able to fly for the foreseeable future.

Because of this, he will not be able to be released during this period and will remain with us.

This is a common problem with parrots their feathers are clipped before people decide that they no longer want to look after these beautiful animals.

For this reason we need your help to look after Charlie by giving a donation using the link below so that he can get the care he needs.

Thank you for helping us continue this wonderful work and save the lives of these animals.



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Smokey likes to get all balled up in his hammock, so there is barely any room for his buddy Duds...

who doesn’t seem to mind one bit, as she’ll just do a dainty leg cross & lay out in the corner!

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Meet tiny Tinker the tamandua anteater. *sound on*
Here she is protesting about learning to walk in the grass & taking a tumble to scratch an itch!
Unfortunately, we don’t know why she was found all alone at such a young age, but she seems healthy & is doing great so far! 

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Kids Saving the Rainforest please watch our Thanksgiving vídeos.
The animals of the sanctuary had a real Thanksgiving feast.


Released 3 fingered sloth, Casper, is back in for a check up and a collar change so we can record her data. Then out she goes again with another collar!! Doing well Casper!
On this #thanksgiving week we want to send a special thank you to all our #donors and #corporatesponsors for always helping and supporting our projects.
With our your help we wouldn’t be able to do what we do.
Thank you!!!!

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We had a great race! Thank you everyone for an amazing start to an annual tradition!

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This is Jovi, our newest bootcamp member! Jovi is a 2-toed sloth that was raised in our nursery and is now in our pre-release area to test his skills of being released! We are observing him twice a day and also doing light night observations throughout the week!

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The electric company ICE worked on the electric cables in Manuel Antonio to prevent future electrocutions.

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Our amazing research volunteer Sara Horwitz who came to help track our released sloths on the property put together this great video about her experience!
Also features our outgoing Sloth Researcher Mark Richardson, who is off for another adventure (for now)!
Hope to see you both back soon!

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Gatsby the baby capuchin needed a physical exam in the clinic before being transferred to his new troop! As you can see, he wasn’t too happy about it. 

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ICE is happy to announce that they worked on the road from the Plaza to Parador. They covered about 20 transformers to keep sloths and other wildlife away from them so they can't get electrocuted by transformers. They also insulated and replaced old electrical wires so that wildlife with prehensile tails won't be electrocuted by live wires! They also cut back all the branches along the road so wildlife can't pass on to wires from branches. Thank you ICE for protecting our wildlife!

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Dudley dearest is still reluctant to climb, even though she’s really good at it! She’d prefer to catch a ride on her buddy’s back, but we know she’ll keep gaining confidence! 

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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
Jaguarundi Release
Jaguarundi Release


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Location: Palo Alto, CA - USA
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Twitter: @KSTRCR
Project Leader:
Jennifer Rice
Palo Alto, CA United States
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