A Day in the Clinic
The day starts promptly at 7:30 a.m. with kennels lining the walls of the clinic, there’s animals to attend to. This involves cleaning their bedding, feeding and attending to each different species needs. Each animal is given a check up and updates on their health written down in records. Medication is administered to those who are prescribed. Throughout the day the animals receive constant care and enrichment, sometimes not ending with sunset and care will continue late into the night. Many of these animals are release candidates which need rehab work and exercise. Other animals in the clinic are orphaned babies in incubators, those with injuries or confiscated animals in quarantine for assessment. A day in the clinic is always an exciting and rewarding experience here at the Ranch.
What Procedures We Perform
- Parasitic Evaluation
Elsa, the Tamandua
Elsa was brought to the Ranch in critical condition. MINAE had found her stuck in a drainage ditch where she was abandoned and sick. Later we discovered that she was suffering from hyperthermia, riddled with maggots and blind in one eye from infection. We were unsure if she was going to survive. However, with the proper medical attention, 24-hour care and love she has now grown into a strong juvenile.
Milo, the Two-Toed Sloth
Milo was brought to the Ranch because his mother and him were very ill. Unfortunately, his mother passed away and Milo was left as an orphan. He was still suffering from a terrible cold and was unable to regulate his body temperature. Yet, through his sickness he grew stronger with the proper care. Today, he is our second oldest sloth on the Ranch!
Noelia, the Spider Monkey
Noelia was brought to the Ranch as an orphan. She was kept as a pet and the humans who kept her cut her tail off. She was so young that she had to be kept in an incubator and was on 2-hour care and feeding schedule. She was also infested with parasites and suffered several wounds (including her tail). Today, she is now growing and is good friends with Izzy, our other spider monkey.
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