Growing Together, Giving Together

Welcome to a New Chapter at Toucan Rescue Ranch

Since our start in 2004, our mission has been to rescue, rehabilitate, and release Costa Rica’s wildlife. As a grassroots, charity-funded organization that started on our founder’s porch, we have grown so much in such a short time.

Every year, we see more and more animals come into our clinic, a variety of new species, conditions, and circumstances that we have had to grow to accommodate. Our continued growth is essential to keep up with the ever-increasing demands of running a wildlife rescue facility. 

The Toucan Rescue Ranch is a licensed Costa Rica wildlife rescue facility, Costa Rica Foundation (300667701803), and a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 80-0516453).


To Pay for Food

Help keep the animals at TRR happy by helping us keep their stomachs full. Did you know we spend nearly thousands of dollars on JUST food!?

To Pay for Medical Supplies

Toucan Rescue Ranch has a fully equipped clinic where we operate on injured wildlife and provide premier medical treatment.

Help our Sanctuary

When an animal is not able to be released into the wild, it is important to give that animal the best life in captivity. We spend roughly $2,000 on maintenance and enrichment activities, this is all to keep them happy and safe.

#PapayaIsLife; our Operating Fund:

Our animal kitchen goes through roughly 1 ton of papaya in just ONE week. And that’s just papaya! To provide for the specialized diets of the over 500 animals in our care, we must supplement various other fruits and vegetables, such as bananas, apples, green beans, carrots, fish, meat, seeds, leaves, and other food items. This is a HUGE but necessary expense that you help us cover with your donations.

Medical Program

The clinic is an essential component of our rehabilitation center. When restocking the various supplies that we use such as syringes, medicine, sterilization tools, and so forth can be an extremely pricey expense. Did you know that it costs us roughly $200 for an emergency procedure? What about the fact that it costs us nearly $1,000 each month to properly stock the clinic? All the money raised from #Papayaislife helps us do just that: Keep our clinic operating smoothly in order to save more lives!

We can’t do it alone!

Toucan Rescue Ranch is constantly evolving, thanks to our dedicated supporters. As we grow, you grow with us, allowing us the financial freedom we need to make the best decisions for the wildlife we treat. You are the reason we can keep our clinic doors open.

Each year on Giving Tuesday, we ask you, our dedicated supporters, to help us fundraise for the upkeep of our sanctuary for the year. As a small, donor-funded nonprofit, our growth relies entirely on the generosity of animal lovers like you!

Donating to the #PapayaisLife fund is one of the most impactful ways you can contribute to the rescue center. This money helps keep TRR operating!

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