Rewilding with Love Valentine's Day Adoption Packages!

Toucan Rescue Ranch has the PERFECT Valentine's Day Gift for your loved one! 

If you want to do something different for this occasion, what about #RewildingWithLove? For a limited time, you can get exclusive Valentine's theme content when you donate, such as downloadable and ready for you to customize unique postcards for valentines, bookmarks, and wallpapers!

  • $10 Package: Valentine's postcard package to download and print.
  • $50 Package: A special certificate and Valentine's postcard package.
  • $100 Package: A Valentine-Edition Classic Symbolic Adoption package - includes postcards, wallpapers, bookmarks, and a certificate.

Get your package while you can! LIMITED TIME ONLY - AVAILABLE until February 14. Don't miss the opportunity to get exclusive Valentine's content and help sloths get back into the wild! With your donation, you will be supporting our program #SavingSlothsTogether.

Become a Wildlife Hero Today!

Have you visited the Toucan Rescue Ranch while you were in Costa Rica? Maybe you have read our RESIDENTS page or social media and fell in love with an animal? Perhaps you’re looking for that perfect gift for a family member or friend - Consider symbolically adopting at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! By adopting a character or species, you will be helping with their overall care. We have two types of adoptions, learn more below.

For the Parrot Oasis Adoption Program, please go to the bottom of the page.

× This is a SYMBOLIC Adoption Program - We do not sell or physically adopt out any of the rescued wildlife at the Toucan Rescue Ranch.

Thank You to Our Current Celebrity Adoptions

Symbolically Adopt your Favorite Species

$100 Symbolic Classic Adoption:

You will be contributing to your adopted species ongoing food and care. You will receive a downloadable adoption package and tax-deductible information upon check-out. The symbolic Classic Adoption pays for your adopted species costs for 3-months. You can choose from the selection of species we care for at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

What’s included in the Symbolic Classic Adoption package:

  • Certificate of Adoption - Just for you to print and sign!
  • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
  • Information Sheet on your chosen species
  • Desktop Backgrounds
  • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

Symbolic Classic Adoptions are 1 online payment of $100, review available options below.

Symbolically Adopt your Favorite Character

$500 Symbolic Celebrity Adoption:

The symbolic Celebrity Adoption essentially means your favorite animal (character) at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! With this adoption, you will be providing food and care for your favorite character at TRR for 1-year! The adopter will receive a personalized adoption certificate and email with tax-deductible information. You will be given a lead contact who you can email at any time for updates and photos all year long! Did we mention you get a special Skype call with your adopted animal as well?! You can choose between a selection of your favorite characters (i.e. Millie the sloth or Sunshine the toucan) that are cared for at TRR. Not sure who to adopt? Head over to our RESIDENTS webpage or social media to learn more about some characters at TRR.

What’s included in the Symbolic Celebrity Adoption package:

  • Personalized Certificate of Adoption
  • A 15-minute Skype where you get to meet your adopted animal and learn their story
  • A special mention throughout TRR social media channels
  • Your certificate will be put on this webpage as a Celebrity Adoption (see below)
  • A TRR staff member's contact to ask for updates & photos for 1-year.
  • Downloadable Adoption Package of the species:
    • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
    • Information Sheet on your chosen species
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

Donation Options: 12 recurring donations of $42/month OR 1 donation of $500.

Please complete the contact form below to get started.

$500 SYMBOLIC CELEBRITY ADOPTION FORM

    We respond to emails usually within 24 hours. If you do not receive a reply in your INBOX please check your SPAM folder.

    NOTE: Please keep in mind that while we will do everything in our power to ensure your adopted animal remains healthy - that all wildlife at TRR is rescued from various critical situations. You will be notified by your lead contact if the following occurs: the rare case that your animal passes away or in the wonderful instance that your animal is released.

    Adoption Program donations are nonrefundable.

    Parrot Oasis Symbolic Adoption Program

    Introducing our official Parrot Retirement Home Symbolic Adoption Program: The Parrot Oasis!

    We are home to loads of permanent residents, including parrots, who can't be rewilded. This year, we decided to dedicate the #ParrotOasis and give all our Looney Tunes Parrots the opportunity to be symbolically adopted! These adoptions will contribute to the rest of these kooky characters for the rest of their lives!

     

    Symbolically Adopt a Looney Tune from Parrot Oasis

    $50 Symbolic Parrot Oasis Adoption:

    The objective of #ParrotOasis is to contribute to your favorite adopted parrot’s ongoing food, husbandry, and general/medical care, as well as enrichment projects related to the species. 

    Your $50.00 donation will help pay for vital enrichment to satisfy both the physical and psychological needs of animals and allows them to live as they would in the wild and perform natural behaviors: animals must find food, defend territories, escape predators and build homes in order to survive… So why not make this available in the Retirement Home enclosures? This in turn will create both a comfortable and natural environment for the parrots to live out their lives as residents at Toucan Rescue Ranch.

    WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PARROT OASIS SYMBOLIC ADOPTION PACKAGE:

    • Certificate of Adoption - Just for you to print and sign!
    • Bookmarks featuring your chosen species
    • Information Sheet on your chosen species
    • Desktop Backgrounds
    • Toucan Rescue Ranch Screensaver

    Parrot Oasis Symbolic Adoptions are 1 online payment of $50

    Get Involved with Rescuing Wildlife in Costa Rica

    Toucan Rescue Ranch is a charitable organization that solely depends on donations - we do not receive any government funding. Get involved with various campaigns, crowdfunding projects, unique donation programs, and volunteer opportunities!

    Mark Ruffalo Visits Toucan Rescue Ranch!

    Help Wildlife with Toucan Rescue Ranch!

    Welcome to Toucan Rescue Ranch's service program! Volunteers assist with daily activities such as providing proper diets to our various wildlife, as well as contributing to the overall success and culture of TRR. As a volunteer, you may also play a key role in other important activities such as assisting with animal husbandry, helping coordinate events for our education program, or working to improve animal enclosures and giving enrichment.

    The duties of a volunteer are both fulfilling and rewarding!

    Depending on the volunteer’s background and personality, they may be asked if they would like to help with other tasks. All volunteers are observed on how well they handle themselves around wildlife to determine further responsibility.

    • Food preparations: chopping fruit and vegetables, cutting fish, preparing carnivorous diets
    • Feeding: collecting and washing animal dishes, distributing food, and refilling water
    • Cleaning: Enclosures, driveway, clinic kennels, prep areas, and outdoor kitchen
    • General maintenance: assisting with enclosure repairs, yard work, organizing work areas, and so forth
    WARNING: Volunteering is hard work! This job is fully outside (regardless of weather) and requires medium physical fitness. Get ready to have your hands dirty! Learn more about the various requirements and steps you need to take to become a volunteer at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

    Fill out our volunteer application form below!

     

    You must check off all of these boxes to be eligible to volunteer at Toucan Rescue Ranch

    • Be able to commit at least 4-weeks or at least 20 days of volunteering. A longer duration is preferred.
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Have a current tetanus vaccination
    • International emergency medical insurance that covers you while volunteering.
    • Willingness to get dirty, sweaty, tired, and work for wildlife

    I'd Like to Apply! 

    If you’d like to be a volunteer, please complete the Google Form application. If you have any questions regarding the application process you can email [email protected]. Once fully completed, please email as an attachment to [email protected]. We will reply to your application inquiry within 1-week.

    If you are looking for an internship please visit our Internship page. 

    Latest Volunteer News

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    • What to Expect When Interning or Volunteering at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

      Coming to work at Toucan Rescue Ranch? We are so excited to have you! My name is Emma and I was an intern March-September 2022 at our Headquarters in San Isidro de Heredia! It can be tricky to prepare to live in a place you’ve never been before, especially if the culture and climate are […]

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    THIS IS A GENERAL LIST. PLEASE REVIEW THE JOB APPLICATION FOR SPECIFICS.

    • Be able to commit at least 3 or 6 months
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Have a current tetanus vaccination
    • Have a current Covid-19 vaccination
    • International emergency medical insurance while interning
    • Willingness to get dirty, sweaty, tired, and work for wildlife
    • The ANIMAL RELATED INTERNSHIP(s) must get the rabies vaccination in order to apply. 

    Internships Locations & Job Descriptions

    • GREEN - Headquarters (HQ) in San Josecito, San Isidro, Heredia.
    • BLUE - Release Site (RS) in Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Heredia.
    • ORANGE will be a remote internship.

    Professional Internships with the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

    Get involved by becoming an intern at the Toucan Rescue Ranch! By applying for an internship - you are given a unique experience, gaining an in-depth understanding of our mission and the animals we serve. We have several internships requiring various skills and experience - from marketing, business administration, animal clinical work, conservation research, ecology and environment, veterinarian education, and culinary arts. We also work with various schools all over the world if you are looking for an externship or to earn credit with your university. We happily accept university students, university graduates, individuals that have been working in their respective fields, and so on. Please read thoroughly our various descriptions for a better understanding of your applied position.

    Your Safety, Our Priority:

    Regardless of your role, we are committed to providing a rich internship opportunity that utilizes your unique skills to help Toucan Rescue Ranch achieve its mission of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing wildlife. Your health and safety are of utmost concern to us during your internship assignment. While working with animals, it’s important to understand and minimize the risks you take to ensure your own safety and that of the wildlife. We’ll work to provide our interns with appropriate training and protective gear throughout their stay.

    We require that ALL internships have a current tetanus vaccination. You are also required to have current international medical insurance that will cover you in Costa Rica. We have insurance coverage recommendations for those being covered in Costa Rica. If you are interested, please ask in your application. You will be required to turn in document proof of your current vaccinations and insurance during orientation.

    Please use the APPLICATION FORM below to apply for an internship.

    Application Deadlines & Service Dates

    Clinic Internship at Headquarters: San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica

    • February 6, 2023 - August 19, 2023
      • APPLICATION CLOSED
    • August 7, 2023 - February 26, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2023

    Sloth Rehabilitation Internship(s) at Headquarters: San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica

    • April 3, 2023 - October 14, 2023
      • APPLICATION CLOSED
    • May 4, 2023 - November 14, 2023
      • APPLICATION CLOSED
    • September 25, 2023 - April 8, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 27, 2023
    • October 23, 2023 - Jan 29, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 27, 2023

    Animal Husbandry at Headquarters: San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica

    • February 28, 2023 - September 10, 2023
      • APPLICATION CLOSED
    • August 27, 2023 - March 10, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 29, 2023

    Marketing & Communications at Headquarters: San Isidro, Heredia, Costa Rica

    • February 13, 2023 - August 28, 2023
      • ACTIVELY RECRUITING 
    • August 14, 2023 - February 26, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 16, 2023

    Service Program Recruiter

    • November 28, 2022 - June 12, 2023
      • ACTIVELY RECRUITING 
    • May 29, 2023 - December 11, 2023
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 31, 2022
    • November 27, 2023 - June 10, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2023

    Clinic at the Release Site: Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

    • February 16, 2023 - May 15, 2023
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • May 8, 2023 - November 20, 2023
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • November 13, 2023 - May 27, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 17, 2023

    Animal Care Internship(s) at the Release Site: Nazareth, Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

    • December 17, 2022 - May 1, 2023
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • March 9, 2023 - June 5, 2023
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • April 10, 2023 - August 14, 2023
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • May 29, 2023 - October 16, 2023
      • APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • August 7, 2023 - December 11, 2023
      • APPLICATION CLOSED
    • October 9, 2023 - February 12, 2024
      • APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 13, 2023

    Latest Service Program News

    • Why does Toucan Rescue Ranch Rescue Sloths?

      More than just cute piggy noses or smiling eyes, sloths are incredible arboreal animals. Recently named as a national symbol in Costa Rica, they have gathered people’s attention, yet in more danger than ever: electrocutions, car accidents, and human development has destroyed sloth habitat. Saving sloths and helping them go #backinthetrees is Toucan Rescue Ranch’s […]

      Continue reading
    • What to Expect When Interning or Volunteering at the Toucan Rescue Ranch!

      Coming to work at Toucan Rescue Ranch? We are so excited to have you! My name is Emma and I was an intern March-September 2022 at our Headquarters in San Isidro de Heredia! It can be tricky to prepare to live in a place you’ve never been before, especially if the culture and climate are […]

      Continue reading
    • The Best Things to do When Visiting Costa Rica from a Costa Rican herself!

      As a native Costa Rican, I can tell you my home country offers natural beauty beyond comparison – and outside activities are the #1 reason you should visit. In spite of its small size, Costa Rica has never been afraid to take on big challenges when it comes to preserving nature. In fact, more than 28% of our land is dedicated to national parks, reserves, and wildlife refuges and has topped the polls when it comes to ecological footprint since 99% of our energy is renewable. In addition, Costa Rica has been proclaimed as one of the happiest countries in the world, and here’s why:

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    Costa Rica Wildlife Rescue Internship Online

    During this internship, you’ll be joining us by video call. You’ll learn about important past cases from Toucan Rescue Ranch!

    Throughout the internship, your veterinarian instructors will be covering these special veterinary topics:

    • Release case histories of sloths, owls, parrots, foxes, and tamanduas
    • The training of each species to be ready for life in the wild
    • Evaluating animals for release, with a focus on sloths and the Saving Sloths Together partnership program
    • Treating sloth electrocution cases, an unfortunately common occurrence because of power lines built across the rainforest canopy
    • Orthopedic surgery on wildlife
    • Physiotherapy cases
    • Eye medicine in wildlife
    • Cell regeneration therapy
    • Hand raising of baby sloths as taught by the TRR Founder Leslie Howle

    An Annual Partnership with TRR

    By sponsoring the Toucan Rescue Ranch with a donation, you enable us to continue to provide quality care for rescued wildlife and provide education about wildlife conservation. Your sponsorship will also help us fulfill our mission. In return, you will prominently be promoted throughout TRR’s social media, website, facility, and newsletter.

    Why we Need your Help:

    The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a nongovernment funded project that solely operates from donations. We would not be able to do the work we do for the rescued wildlife of Costa Rica without the assistance of donors and supporters. TRR cares for roughly 500 animals annually. All varying in species, dietary demands and rehabilitation needs. The operating costs of TRR are over $30,000/month. This number varies. These costs consist of food, medical supplies, veterinarian services, small staff payroll, utilities, and more.  In sponsoring you can be assured that your dollars are helping keep TRR operating.

    Ways You Can Sponsor:

    1. Provide an annual cash donation to help with ongoing costs of running the rescue center
    2. Provide in-kind product, such as food, supplies, services, advertisement, equipment, or professional personnel.

    Benefits for the Sponsor:

    • Visible association with a representable rescue center in Costa Rica
    • Commitment to economic and environmental prosperity to Costa Rica’s wildlife
    • Fostering a culture of philanthropy in conservation
    • Enhancement of the reputation and philanthropic profile of your corporation
    • Access to potential partners for your corporation
    • An initiative to establish Cause Marketing within your company
    • Exposure with a new target market within Toucan Rescue Ranch's channels and audience reach

    The Corporate Sponsorship Packet

    Learn more about the benefits you receive by becoming an annual partner with TRR!

    Learn about the Annual Benefits you will Receive as a Sponsor!

    Owl Badge Benefits
    $1,000
    Annually

    Website Sponsor Page (company information)

    Video/Sponsor newsletter thank you at the end of the calendar year

    Mention in monthly newsletter

    Sloth Badge Benefits
    $5,000
    Annually

    Website Sponsor Page (company information)

    Video/Sponsor newsletter thank you at the end of the calendar year

    Mention in monthly newsletter

    Website sponsor page - logo, link

    Employee recognition tour (36 people max)

    Logo in monthly newsletter (ongoing)

    Current Sponsors & Donors

    Previous Years Sponsors