Toucan Rescue Ranch Blog

  • Millie the Sloth’s Fundraiser

    As implied by their name, TRR was initially established as a rescue center for toucans and other birds. But the second Millie arrived, rescuers knew: Their mission was evolving. Since opening their doors in 2004, the need for help has only become more prevalent amongst several of Costa Rica’s native species, with an alarming rise in the number of abused and injured sloths.

  • Spud & Tater, two orphaned porcupines

    Since arriving at Toucan Rescue Ranch, these lil’ baby Hairy Mexican Porcupines have become the best of friends. But they haven’t always had each other. Both babies were found as orphans, roughly around the same age. Spud, spotted on the ground near the westside of the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose; Tater, discovered at the base of a tree.

  • 2020 – A Year in Review

    Determination – a noun that kept Toucan Rescue Ranch going throughout 2020. A concept that I used time and time again when the height of the pandemic made everything feel uncertain…


    Whether you are able to donate or choose to share our cause with your friends and family instead, please consider joining our mission. Any donation amount, $5 or $50, helps significantly supporting the wildlife of the Ranch. The entirety of the funds from this campaign go towards these deserving animals and ensuring their diverse dietary needs are met. Thank you so much for your kindness and support.

  • Baby Kisses: Brutally Mauled By Dog

    Kisses is a small baby Tayra (part of the weasel family), who arrived at the Ranch scared, hurting, and stressed, after being attacked by a dog. Luckily, the dog’s owners heard the attack and rushed outside to step in. And thank goodness they did – because their quick thinking is what saved Kisses’ life.

  • Toucan Rescue Ranch’s Covid-19 Safety Protocol for Visitors

    As part of our reopening plan in late 2020, we established a COVID-19 protocol to ensure we keep the safety of our tour guides, staff, and visitors alike. That way, you can rest easy knowing that your visit is following all the international protocols so you can enjoy yourself!

  • 20% OFF All Onsite Tours until April 2021!

    Running from January 15 to April 15, 2021, we will be offering a 20% discount on all on-site tours!

  • Innocent Raccoon Suffers Inhumane “Pest Control”

    Meet Juana (or Mrs Juana, we should say). – She is is the FIRST rescue to be welcomed into the Ranch, and we’re happy to say: This year’s for her. She arrived on January 1st – New Years Day – MORE than ready to make her comeback…

  • A HUGE THANK YOU for such a successful #GivingTuesday!

    Wow, we did it! We crunched the numbers and all together we raised $3,900 for the #Papayaislife Fund! How AMAZING is that?! We are so thankful for every single one of you!