Toucan Rescue Ranch Blog
A lot of animals come and go from the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR), some leave a mark more than others, some you will remember for the rest of your life. Hester the two-fingered sloth is definitely one of the animals I will never forget, especially because of her story and the impact she had on me.
Coming out of the pandemic, there was a lot of work to do but you came along for the ride! In 2021 we raised a total of $30,829 in fundraisers, including the 2nd Annual #TRRShareYourShot, the 6th Annual Sloth Ironman Games, and Giving Tuesday! With your help, we were able to help rebuild our operations fund, feed as many animals as ever, build a new gate, increase the security of our center, and even improve the comfort of our tourists!
Costa Rica is home to nearly 5% of the world’s biodiversity… That’s a lot of wildlife, with rich habitat, and amazing ecosystems. In fact, people from all over the world come to Costa Rica to visit its amazing beaches, rainforests, volcanoes, and of course, wildlife.
Snuggle up and relax with sloths in Sloth Preschool, Sloth Elementary, and in rehabilitation at Toucan Rescue Ranch in Costa Rica! Watch as they take naps, snack, snuggle in their blankets, go for an adventurous climb, and even get fed by our caretakers!
After a few months of making and creating, Tristan and Noelle were finally ready to hold their bake and craft sale fundraiser. They set up a table on our driveway and laid out the goodies we’d all made to sell. There was homemade fudge, condensed milk flapjacks, apple, and strawberry whole-wheat muffins, and an array of crochet ranging from bows to put on presents, flower broaches for coats/handbags/hats to daisy napkin rings.
Sloths are some of the most interesting animals to have ever graced the earth, and yet they remain quite the unknowable little critters. The group that contains sloths, Xenarthrans, began evolving 65 million years ago, during the age of the dinosaurs. Ever since then these curious fuzzy creatures have diversified and become some of the most interesting and odd-looking groups of animals to ever exist.
Did you know that October is Sloth Month? If not, now you know! Being one of the most amazing animals that live in Costa Rica, we know more than one of you is not only in love with these adorable creatures but invested in helping them thrive as a species.
We know that by now, you know and love the games. Much more than a good laugh, the Sloth Ironman Games are an ode to the resilience of sloths; a love letter to their mysterious nature and adorableness; a fundraiser to support their development and rewilding.
The urban development in Costa Rica and the emergence of power lines running throughout the country’s rich wildlife habitat have endangered the lives of many native animals including monkeys and sloths via electrocution. Conservation group Toucan Rescue Ranch have found ways in working with local companies and communities to create wildlife bridges that allow animals to cross tree canopies and roads safely.