• Destined to be WILD

    Hanna and Ellie have been calling the shots of their newfound wild and free life. Hanna is an adventurous sloth brought to Toucan Rescue Ranch in March 2011 when she was found on the ground orphaned. Ellie, the more reserved of the two, was found in a sack covered in ticks as part of the animal trade..

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  • Sarapiquí es Naturaleza

    Naturaleza viva. En su forma más pura. Es Pura Vida. Es Costa Rica. Es estar en conexión plena con el ambiente. El ambiente entero. Es recibir estímulos. Por todos los sentidos. Es vivir en La Granja. La Finca. La Selva. Donde el azul del cielo solo el verde lo intersecta. Aislado del resto del mundo […]

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  • A Thank You & Goodbye for Now…

    I nervously arrived at The Toucan Rescue Ranch on July 8, 2016, totally unaware that my (at the time) one-month volunteer experience would transition into one of the most impactful opportunities of my life. I had never traveled by myself, let alone outside of The United States. I remember sitting there staring at my laptop […]

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  • Earning the Title “Sloth Dad”

    I wasn’t 100% sure what I was getting into when I accepted my internship at the Toucan Rescue Ranch in 2016. Quite frankly, I don’t think the people who hired me were 100% sure either. My position was still fairly new and I’d be joined by a Mexican vet intern, which was a first for […]

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  • The Greatest Gift | SST Update

    “Patience is a virtue” — that is the tired mantra I keep repeating to myself as I observe Hanna and Ellie, two adult two-fingered sloths soft released just three short weeks ago. Unlike a hard release, where an animal is placed in their natural habitat and left to find shelter and food for themselves, a […]

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  • The Journey of McCloud the Grey Fox

    On April 13, the Toucan Rescue Ranch received its first 3-month-old grey fox. For everyone involved it was a completely new experience. No one was sure of the future for this little guy. He had spent a week with firemen, so he was growing dangerously used to humans. The moment he set paws on this […]

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  • #Papayaislife T-Shirt Fundraiser!

    HELP THE TOUCAN RESCUE RANCH With Custom Ink by purchasing this limited time t-shirt! The Toucan Rescue Ranch is hosting an online t-shirt fundraiser with Custom Ink! Buy this exclusive #Papayaislife t-shirt while supporting TRR! Fundraiser is open for a limited time! And YES, there is international shipping (prices may vary)! By purchasing this t-shirt […]

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  • All Sloths a Swimming

    Blog entry written by Sam Trull of The Sloth Institute A Saving Sloths Together project update: Sloths are best known for their chill demeanor high up in the trees.  My personal favorite pastime is to watch them scratch their faces while hanging upside down from their feet with such skillful ease.  It brings you to […]

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  • My Promise to Sloths

    Blog entry written by Founder and sloth-mom Leslie Howle: I just experienced one of the worst sloth rescues. I received a call from Janet, our chief veterinarian, about a mother sloth with a baby being viciously attacked by dogs in San Rafael of Heredia — about half an hour from the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR). […]

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  • Sloth Journals | Part II

    Stevie, Female 2-Fingered Sloth “I’m a gonna bite ya!” Age: ~ One year Current Weight: 2.9 kg Place of Origin: Guápiles Nickname: Chomps Jr. Special Talents: Singing karaoke Stevie is the youngest of the current sloth high school lineup. She is perhaps one of the hardest sloths to tell apart among the roster given her […]

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