Toucan Rescue Ranch is Featured on 60 Minutes!

60 Minutes follows Lucy Cooke as she photographs for her Sloth Calendar and visits her favorite sloth rescues in Costa Rica.

Toucan Rescue Ranch is excited to announce the launch of a new season of 60 Minutes, featuring Lucy Cooke’s visit to Costa Rica and Toucan Rescue Ranch to photograph one of her favorite animals, the sloth! The upcoming episode of 60 Minutes’ latest season will follow Cooke as she highlights the conservation work of one of the country’s most popular animals.

The official launch date for this episode is September 24, 2023, at 6:30 CST on CBS and Paramount+.

The episode will feature zoologist, author, and TV presenter Lucy Cooke as she visits her favorite organizations working with sloths. An insightful interview with TRR’s founder, Leslie Howle, will teach about the organization’s work and dedication to wildlife conservation.

“I’ve known Lucy Cooke for many years and have always enjoyed working with her to spread our love of sloths!  Being interviewed for 60 Minutes about Toucan Rescue Ranch’s work is a career highlight, and even though I kept telling people, I wasn’t nervous. I suddenly became nervous when I saw all the camera equipment, lights, umbrellas, monitors, and cables all over my porch! I hope you watch it and fall in love with sloths as I have!” 

– Founder and Owner of Toucan Rescue Ranch, Leslie Howle

Toucan Rescue Ranch is honored to have been chosen as the subject of this 60 Minutes episode and is excited to share its vital work with a global audience. By spotlighting TRR’s efforts, this episode aims to raise awareness about sloths and wildlife conservation to inspire viewers to fall in love and take action to help safeguard these amazing animals.

Tune in to 60 Minutes on Sunday, September 24, at 6:30 CST to learn about sloths with Lucy Cooke and dive into the work at Toucan Rescue Ranch and Sloth Conservation!

About Toucan Rescue Ranch

The Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model focusing on conservation, education, and research to ensure a brighter tomorrow for native wildlife. Established in 2004, TRR has provided expert care to thousands of animals, with a strong emphasis on toucans, sloths, owls, and various other wildlife species. TRR provides sanctuary while giving premier medical treatment, rehabilitation, and eventual release into its natural environment.

About 60 Minutes

60 Minutes, the most successful broadcast in television history, offers hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews, feature segments, and in-depth profiles. The CBS newsmagazine is TV’s #1 news program. 60 MINUTES has won more Emmy Awards than any primetime broadcast, including a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. It has been honored with almost every broadcast journalism award, including 25 Peabody Awards for excellence in television broadcasting. 

60 Minutes was created in 1968 by Don Hewitt and premiered on September 24 on CBS. The executive producer is Bill Owens. Tune in Sundays (7:00-8:00 ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.


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