The Toucan Rescue Ranch has had the opportunity to work with renowned networks such as National Geographic, Animal Planet, and CNN News. As a rescue center, we are eager to spread awareness about wildlife conservation and the struggles that wildlife face in today's industrialized world. Additionally, TRR has also had the privilege of educating and sharing our mission with some of the internet’s most avid bloggers, photographers, and videographers.
Filming Agreement & Contract
If you are a videographer, production company, or photographer interested in filming some of Costa Rica’s most exotic and beautiful animals and the work of rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing wildlife - Then Toucan Rescue Ranch is the right place for you. To start filming with us, please review Toucan Rescue Ranch's Filming Agreement. For scheduling, donation fees, and restrictions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Rehabilitating Baby Sloths in Costa Rica – 360 | National Geographic
Since Toucan Rescue Ranch’s humble beginnings our motto has always been: Rescue. Rehabilitate. Love. Liberate. An axiom that was truly felt on November 9. It was this day that we loaded eight sloths into a car and drove them to their new home – The Release Site. Accompanied by Founder Leslie Howle, Veterinarian Janet Sandi […]
Howdy! I am the Release Site Coordinator at Toucan Rescue Ranch’s Release Site located in Sarapiqui de Heredia, Costa Rica. I’m from Sandpoint, Idaho, a little town located in the Idaho Panhandle, nestled between the Selkirk and Cabinet mountain ranges, alongside Lake Pend Oreille, not far from the Canadian border. I’m happiest when I am […]
I happened upon Esmeralda in my first week at the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR). She was clumsy and uncoordinated- the kind of animal I’m normally drawn to- so I instantly felt connected to her. As time went on, I learned she had come from the illegal pet trade, but there wasn’t much else known about her history. […]
Age: ~ One year and nine monthsPlace of Origin: GuapilesCurrent Weight: 2.5 kgNicknames: Chai Picante, NosferatuSpecial Talents: Adventuring, sleeping like a vampire Chai is the eldest of the high school kids (perhaps his size alone being the giveaway). The black coloration of his limbs and body and his habit of sleeping like a vampire give him […]
The Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) sometimes referred to as a tiger cat, is one of the smallest felid species in the Americas. Their coat is typically a light brown colour with dark brown/black splotches as such they are often mistaken for Margays or Ocelot although they are considerably smaller weighing on average 1.5 to 3 kg. […]
[In the picture above. Pablo, a volunteer, offers Izzy a customized paintbrush so she can become her very own Picasso.]The happiest animal is a free animal. The Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR) and everyone that works here truly believe that. The goal of our organization is to keep animals free. The bulk of our animals arrive […]