Toucan Rescue Ranch Blog

  • 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!

  • Kidz Korner: Sylvie Raises Money with Bracelets

    First, my mom and I went to the bead store. We bought all kinds of different beads and looked up how to make easy bracelets. Next, we made all kinds of bracelets in different sizes and styles. After that, we set up a stand at a nearby park. Next weekend we are selling them outside a coffee shop. I hope I sell lots of bracelets! When I’m done I want to symbolically adopt a sloth!

  • Orphaned Kinkajou Found Alone, Only A Few Days Old

    Meet Manuka, a sweet rescued baby kinkajou! He arrived at our Release Site on March 1, 2021, after being found alone on the ground. This was strange as he was a newborn, the umbilical cord still attached. By the looks of it, he probably fell from the tree and wasn’t picked back up by mom.

  • Global Biodiversity Festival to be held online from 20 to 23 May

    More than 140 scientists, field workers, conservation leaders, policymakers, economists, explorers, and filmmakers, from over 50 countries and all seven continents, will share stories, challenges, and innovative solutions online at the Global Biodiversity Festival, from 21 to 23 May.

  • 5 ways volunteering contributes to your mental health

    This year, the focus of Mental Health Week is nature. Why? We believe that, especially after this year, we can all understand the reason. If we didn’t before, we now appreciate nature more than ever since the pandemic hit earlier last year.

    After lockdowns, closing of businesses, curfews, and all together separation of our normal lives, many of us took to the outdoors and daily walks outside for comfort…

  • Your perfect guide for a WILD’s Mother’s Day gift

    We are done with those boring Mother Day gifts – mom does not need a new set of glasses or a new bookmark – and don’t even get me started with those home appliances! All these are gifts of the past. Mom is adventurous, caring, committed to the environment. She loves to learn about conservation, to support nonprofits, and most of all, she loves sloths!

  • Behind the Cage: Illegal bird trade in Costa Rica

    Growing up in Costa Rica, it was very common to know of someone who had a pet bird. Maybe a small songbird, but sometimes even a macaw or a parrot. It was so common you could argue these species didn’t even feel exotic. But that was then, right? People don’t still do that, right? They know this is illegal, right?