Toucan Rescue Ranch Blog

  • Learn about Toucan Rescue Ranch’s Environmental Education Programs!

    …Around 60 percent of all the animals that we rescue come here because of direct human impact. This is why the Education Program is so important – because we can reduce this percentage by not only educating children of all ages but also adults about the importance of wildlife in the world and why it is not a good idea to have them as pets or in captivity.

  • PRESS RELEASE: Working together during COVID-19

    Starting on Wednesday, March 18th, the president of Costa Rica has announced the closing of all international tourism to Costa Rica. The country has declared a State of Emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that Costa Rica will not allow non-residents into the country until Sunday, April 12…

  • Onward & Upward

    January 26, 2020 at 11:20 am was the last time I saw Pebbles. Pebbles, the tamandua anteater I had been observing and preparing for release at Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) Release Site since September, vanished the next day. It was not until three stressful nerve-wracking weeks later that I would learn the truth of what happened to her.

  • Help TRR by Reviewing Yummy Food!

    Toucan Rescue Ranch has teamed up with Abillionveg for the 1,000 review challenge! TRR has the opportunity to become a charity partner, where Abillionveg will donate $1.00 for every review on their app using the hashtag #toucan!

  • Why Toucan Rescue Ranch says ‘no’ to animal selfies

    … While creating your itinerary, you’re excited to find there are many rescue centers and sanctuaries to visit. You know Costa Rica has tons of amazing animals to see, like monkeys, toucans, sloths, wild cats, birds, and many more, and you immediately start researching your options. While researching, you look at the pictures to get a better idea of the type of experience you can get while visiting the many different centers, and you see a picture of a tourist cuddling a sloth. What’s your initial thought?

  • Hello, #GivingTuesday!

    GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that’s unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Whether you’re giving your voice, your time, goods, or your money, helping others or working for the causes you care about, generosity is one of the most powerful ways you can have an impact in the world…

  • Tough Love: Re-Wilding an Orphaned Tamandua

    …For the last month, I’ve had the great privilege of working at the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) Release Site in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica, to re-wild an orphaned female juvenile Tamandua mexicana. Her name is Pebbles. In March, at just one month of age, Pebbles’ mother was severely wounded by a passing automobile. Tragically, Pebbles and her mother are not the only victims: roads are one of the biggest threats to tamanduas, according to the IUCN…

  • Happy World Habitat Day!

    This very important holiday was established as an international day by the United Nations. International days like today are marked to educate the public on concerning issues to help mobilize action, political will, and potential resources to advocate for change. Do you know the meaning behind 2019’s World Habitat Day?

  • Happy World Animal Day

    Happy World Animal Day! There is no question that animals have always had a great impact on the lives of humans. History is proof of this: the sacred and revered felines of Egypt; the strength and power of horses in the New World; the life-saving warning of a canary in a coal mine; and, of course, the love and faithfulness of domesticated dogs today…