Thankful for your support!

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM KSTR!

The holiday season is fast approaching us and it’s now time to be thankful for what you have but also give from the heart to those in need. Here at KSTR, we solely run on the donations from YOU and we are forever grateful for every single one of you that have helped us over the years. We’ve grown so much and we will always need your support in helping to feed our animals.
Speaking of the animals,much thanks to past volunteer Martie Stothoff, who created a Thanksgiving Feast last year for the animals that we’ll continue to use for years to come. Check it out below!

                                      Thanksgiving Day ~ 4 PM

Did you know that making a holiday special for animals in captivity is a very important part of enrichment in their lives and that is crucial to their mental health?

“Turkey” – They will get chicken but they will think it is Turkey! (Turkey is $8 a kilo here) The little monkeys will get it cut up, the big monkeys can get legs and hunks and stuff.
“Gravy” – Take the chicken broth and veggie broth and mix together. This is the “turkey stock.”
“Beans” – Cooked green beans!
“Stuffing” – We will make a bread stuffing with cooked celery, eggs and chicken broth for flavor.
“Mashed Potatoes” – Cooked potatoes and make their normal potato cubes (they won’t eat it mashed). Can always add gravy.
“Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows” – Or use yams. Don’t mash it because they won’t eat it, just keep it cubed.  They will love this! We can put it in round containers to make it look like their pie.

Sounds good right?

Without your donations , KSTR would not be able to survive!  Please donate or maybe even donate in someone’s name as a holiday gift: http://www.kidssavingtherainforest.org/makeadonation.php.htm

 Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us!

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Photos by Primatography/Sam Trull

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KSTR is launching a new project………… GPS Collar Program

 

We have a new and exciting project that we are working on and Kids Saving the Rainforest needs your support. One of our main missions at KSTR is to rehabilitate and release animals back to the wild.  Sometimes these are adult animals who have been electrocuted, hit by a car, attacked by dogs etc.  Sometimes these are orphaned baby animals that are hand raised by us and then trained to be able to live in the wild.  One of the most important aspects of a release is monitoring the animals AFTER the release has occurred in order to really know if they are going to be ok out in the wild.  As you can imagine, it is particularly important to monitor hand-raised animals as they have not been trained by their real mothers!

We would like to start a new post-release monitoring program at KSTR using GPS collars.  GPS collars are collars that use GPS technology in order to track where an animal is going throughout the day.  These collars are so specific that it can tell us where the animal is located down to the exact tree!  They also have the ability to tell us if the animal is active or resting.  This information would allow us to know where the animal is located, how far they are traveling throughout the day, how active they are, where they are going and for how long etc.  All information that would be invaluable in assessing their progress in learning how to live in the wild!  Even better is that the GPS collars can be re-used for future animals and they can be programmed to drop off after a certain amount of time (say 6 months) so that the animal doesn’t have to be re-caught in order to get the collar back.  Basically, these collars are amazing and they would really help us save animals and get them back into the wild in a responsible and scientific manner.  Unfortunately because the collars are so amazing they are also relatively expensive and to get started with the GPS collar program we need $6,000.  Donations are needed to continue using the GPS collar for future releases.

 

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The first animal that we are trying to put a GPS collar on is Al the anteater. He is so curious, so sweet, and really belongs to be free!  He came to the KSTR rescue center when he was about a month old after his mom was hit by a car and killed.  You can learn much more about Al and our other animals that need GPS collars by going to: www.kidssavingtherainforest.org

We plan to take this campaign to the internet and really get a fundraiser going to raise the money to start this ground breaking program.  If you think you would like to help get this started you would be supporting something that has never been done before in Costa Rica at a wildlife rescue center!  We will be making history!

Thank you for supporting KSTR!!!

 

The adopted animals of KSTR

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Kermit the sloth

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Al the Anteater

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Buster Posey the Goat

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Bonnie and Clyde the titi monkeys

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Rosie aka Pelota the Sloth

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Squawker the red lored parrot

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Fredericka the porcupine

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Harley the titi monkey

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Fly Girl aka Charlotte

 

Unfortunately we get animals all of the time that need rehabilitation before they can be released back into the wild.

Please go to: http://kidssavingtherainforest.org/donationsadoptions/ and find out how you can help too by adopting. 

 

Meet our newest titi monkey!!!

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Meet our newest Titi monkey baby!  He was found on the ground by a Palma Tica farmer and then brought to us by the Costa Rican Coast Guard this past Monday.  Estimated to be only a week or two old (still had evidence of his umbilical cord) he is a handful!  Always hungry and in need of a very special place to sleep…he is so much fun to spend time with.  I can’t wait to watch him grow up!  Help us save more monkeys like this by visiting www.kidssavingtherainforest.com

By Sam Trull