During the past year we have had an increase of almost double the animals we have rescued in prior years!
Thanks to your support we have been able to accept more animals of different species!
We have rescued Mazapan, the booby, which was found near the beach and it could not fly. After receiving a check up at our clinic we found out it had an injury on the wing. It was corrected with surgery and after a few days of treatment and rehabilitation, the booby was released.
We continue to increase and improve our support to the local marine wildlife as well, by working with a sea turtle conservation organization and rescuing marine species. We work with a sea turtle hatchling program, and we have already rescued a few injured adult sea turtles and released them back into the wild.
We are excited about how we are growing and able to help more animals!
That is why we have had to act fast and begin the expansion of our clinic so we can provide for more rescued animals. In January of this year we started building the expansion of the medical clinical facilities of our rescue center as well as our intermedial enclosures for rescued marine animals in our rehabilitation area. This will help us give the animals we take care of the best conditions possible to get better!
Contact us if you want to support us in our mission by participating in our volunteer program, doing a tour of our sanctuary or by donating!
We have also partnered with Solo Mundo Abroad, so now we offer study abroad programs for students over 16 years old in Wildlife Medicine in Conservation and another one in Tropical and Marine Ecology. Share our new program with interested friends and family members!
We have so many new conservation projects and we are thrilled about all of them! We can't wait for you to be a part of them!
Help us help Wildlife and Volunteer!
Did you know we have an amazing volunteer program?! For international and locals alike!
Come join our amazing team! We offer day volunteer opportunities, short term volunteering, and internships!
Our volunteers get the chance to help with the every day care of our sanctuary animals including preparing food , cleaning enclosures , enrichment and much much more!
When volunteering with us you make a difference for Costa Rican animals and conservation!
These are a few of the cases we have rescued recently:
We were able to rescue Manzanilla, a baby anteater that arrived to our rescue center after losing it's mum.
She came with some injuries, probably due to the attack of a dog or other animal. But now she is doing great, we check and weight her every day and she keeps improving and gaining weight every day thanks to the great care of all our team.
Our veterinary staff is the bravest around! Recently, they received a severely injured boa constrictor with damage to her body and mouth. These snakes may be frightening, but they are not venomous. Boa’s hunt using their strong body to suffocate their prey, then they swallow their prey head first. This hunting technique is what gave them their famous name, the constrictor, and it’s also the reason why we require talented staff at KSTR to be able to handle these kinds of animals safely. To be able to suture it’s wounds, we needed the help of our zookeeper, our vet-tech and our vet.
You can also protect sea turtles with us! KSTR works on the beaches of Manuel Antonio to provide medical care for injured displaced sea turtles and to help protect eggs laid on beaches where they would normally be poached for bar food.
If you would like to volunteer with us send us an email at email@example.com.
You can also help us by donating!
This year has been amazing for Kids Saving the Rainforest!
A lot has been happening. Our biggest news is Kids Saving the Rainforest not only opened the nursery again but we are receiving a lot of new especies!
The most exciting story of the past months is the successfull release of Leonidas, an endangered Green Sea Turtle.
Leonidas was in critical condition when he first came into our care at the wildlife rescue clinic. His wound was serious and infected, and he wouldn’t eat or move around at all.
Staying true to his namesake, Leonidas never gave up and fought against terrible odds to survive and is now thriving.
Once his health returned and he no longer needed our assistance, it was time to release Leonidas back to his home in the ocean!
We wanted to involve the local community in this event and take the chance to let them know about the problems that these animals suffer while growing up. We invited the local authorities and all the people that live close to the release area to come and see this beautiful and special event.
We are very grateful to our partnership with the local costarican, Milo, for all the work he does in saving and protecting the local sea turtle population at Isla Damas.
Check out the video of Leonida's release on our social media!
Consider donating to our new KSTR Sea Turtle Fund! Our clinic is not currently fully equipped to rehabilitate multiple marine animals. This fund will afford us the opportunity to update our facility to be able to care for multiple marine animals at once.
It is with your help that KSTR has been thriving and we are so grateful!
Hello KSTR family!
It has been an awesome start of the year for Kids Saving the Rainforest! We have also been celebrating KSTR´s Anniversary! It seems like so long ago... 23 years ago two little girls decided they wanted to save the rainforest, what a crazy idea right?
But that's how this whole project started and since then we have done so many things to help the rainforest and all the wildlife that lives in it. It is thanks to all the help and support we get from you that we have been able to come this far, and we are very grateful!
We wanted to let you know about new exciting things happening at KSTR!
We are getting very modern at KSTR and have a new partnership with a company that will create NFT sloths and donate 75% of their profits to save real sloths! Isn't that great?
Do you also not know what an NFT is? Do not worry. You can learn a bit more here: https://bit.ly/DisgruntledJungle
BUSY FIXING ENCLOSURES!
Something we have been very busy with is fixing and updating some of the enclosures. Adding new branches and other kinds of enrichment makes the environment of our animals more dynamic and encourages them to explore their own enclosures, increasing their activity . We try to use elements that they would find in nature like wood, leaves, rocks, flowers, etc. so their enclosures look as similar to their natural habitat as possible.
Have you seen the bridge that we built for our capuchin monkeys? Check our social media to see how they reacted. https://bit.ly/instagram_monkey_bidge
BUILDING A NEW NURSERY!
As we have been explaining on our social networks, our biggest project this year is to create a new nursery. A completely new building that will allow us to take care of many baby animals that need our help.
We want to create this new building close to our clinic so that our veterinary team can easily access it. It will include a room for babies with incubators for the little ones and a small room for our foster mothers to sleep for a while between feedings, which can be every two hours.
And the time has finally come, the nursery is being built! You can be part of the project, help us here: https://bit.ly/kstr_nursery
The beautiful Mmaaybe is a Pulsatrix perspicillata, known as the spectacled owl or oropopo. He arrived at KSTR at the beginning of January after getting stuck on a wire overnight. Luckily for him, only a small injury was observed and after a few weeks of recovery he was released.
Also our lovely girl, Firefly, the two-toed sloth was released this past month. After a long recovery process in our rescue center we were able to put her back into nature.
We are very proud of the work we have been doing and excited what more will come this year!
Thank you so much for all the help you bring to the organization and work together along side with us to make all this happen!
We will keep you updated on any news!
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