Toucan Rescue Ranch Blog

  • The Sloth becomes a National Symbol of Costa Rica

    The Sloth Becomes a National Symbol of Costa Rica: Did you hear?! This July, the Costa Rican government has announced that both the two-fingered and three-fingered sloths are now national symbols, and as a wildlife rescue center that specializes in sloths, we couldn’t be more excited!

  • Toucan Rescue Ranch Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Ranch Experience and Educational Tours

    Heredia, Costa Rica – July 12, 2021 – Toucan Rescue Ranch today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Travelers’ Choice award winner for hotels and tours. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, Toucan Rescue Ranch stood out by continuously delighting travelers here in Costa Rica and virtually.

  • Toucan Rescue Ranch Receives Global SafeTravels Stamp to Recognize Safe Travels Protocols

    Toucan Rescue Ranch is a part of a special certification process called the Safety Travel Stamp. the World Travel & Tourism Council known as WTTC works alongside members, governments, health experts, and other industry associations that are working together to achieve effective recovery protocols by developing meaningful action plans that optimize sector-wide recovery efforts.

  • 10 tips and tricks to power up your nonprofit’s social media strategy from a conservation media expert!

    Are you looking for the right approach for your conservation project? And the best way to engage with like-minded people who believe in your cause? Getting the most of social media to have a successful non-profit? You’ve come to the right place!

  • Wildlife Catalog: Tayra

    Tayras are the biggest species of Central American mustelid and they’re an animal of many names. Their genus name, Eira, is derived from the indigenous name for tayras in Perú and Bolivia, while their species name derives from Greek, meaning strange or foreign. Tayras are also known as “high woods dogs” in Trinidad, “tolomuco” throughout Central America and, interestingly enough, as “viejo de monte” or “old man of the woods” in Yucatan and Central America. This last name derives from the fact that tayras, like all mustelids, walk on their whole foot instead of just walking on their toes, like cats and dogs. This curious manner of walking makes tayra footprints relatively similar to human prints, except smaller in size. This, along with the fact that older Tayras acquire a white mane of hair around their heads, makes them appear as old men of the forest.

  • Today is Selfie Day – Here is why you should say NO to wildlife selfies

    “It’s just a picture, what is the big deal?” “But animals are cute, and if I’m a rescue center, they know what they’re doing!” “Why? The animal looks very happy and cute!” These are some of the thoughts that you might think of when you read the title of this post. And we understand why you think this! But today, we want to enlighten you about why animal selfies, specifically wildlife selfies, are a bad thing, and why they are illegal in Costa Rica.

  • Nature Photography Day 2021: #TRRShareYourShot Wildlife Photography Contest

    This Nature Photography Day, Toucan Rescue Ranch is celebrating big with our 2nd Annual #TRRShareYourShot Wildlife Photography Competition: Wild for Wildlife!

  • Kidz Korner: Tristan, Future Veterinarian, Forever Sloth Fan & Advocate

    We would like to give a warm welcome to Tristan Simpson! He is a new contributor to the Kidz Korner column of Toucan Rescue Ranch’s blog! Tristen, like Sylvie, is one big sloth fan. One look at his room and you can tell, he’s here to protect, educate, and make you fall in love with sloths!

  • Everything you need to know about the 2nd Annual #TRRShareYourShot Photography Contest

    The entire month of June will be dedicated to our 2nd Annual #trrshareyourshot where you can share your wildlife photography with the Toucan Rescue Ranch with a chance to take 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place in both the adult and junior photographers categories. The winners will receive unforgettable prizes including an overnight stay in Costa Rica and the opportunity to visit our ranch!