Kids Saving The Rainforest, is the only registered wildlife rescue center and Sanctuary in the area of Manuel Antonio. Therefore it has the very important mission of saving all the wild animals in need in the area. We help all kinds of wildlife—from sloths, monkeys and anteaters to macaws and toucans. Every animal that needs help will get it in our wildlife hospital.
The main reasons why these animals arrive to our Rescue Center is because of electrocutions, collisions with cars or windows, parasites, and dog and cat attacks. But even though we have a wildlife ambulance we can’t be everywhere, and we depend highly on the kindness of some human beings that take the time to help these animals in need and call us to inform about animals that needs to be rescued.
Would you like to be part of our rescue team? Here is a fast guide on how to know if an animal really needs help.
In the case of baby animals, it can get a bit tricky as it is difficult to know if these animals are really in need of help or just getting their first steps into the wild. That’s why we created a different guide exclusive for babies, but we always advise people that if they aren’t sure they can always contact us on our WhatsApp: +506 8568 5335
Do you know what happens to these animals once they reach our rescue center?
We will take care of them in our Wildlife Hospital where our vets will check on them and will make sure to provide the best treatment. It can take up to a few months for the animals to recover from their injures or wounds but whenever they are ready, we’ll release them into the wild, trying to leave them as close as possible to where they were found.
But what happens when an animal is not fit enough to go back into the wild?
This can happen when animals spent too much time in contact with humans or when they have a bad fracture that can’t heal properly. In these cases we would not release the animals back into the wild but we would put them in our wildlife Sanctuary where we would provide a permanent home for them.
Would you like to learn more about our work and be able to visit our wildlife Sanctuary?
Book your tour or volunteer for a day experience on our website KSTR.org.