Some very special visitors recently came to Kids Saving the Rainforest!
Jeff Corwin is a biologist and conservationist well-known for his tv
documentaries educating the public on wildlife. On December 8th he came to KSTR with his film crew for his weekly television show, Ocean Treks with
Jeff & his crew worked with Dra Sofia Bernal, our dedicated
veterinarian, and other members of our staff, filming in our clinic and
rescue center. The footage will be included in an upcoming episode of the
show, which airs on NBC.
They focused on our rescue and release efforts, and even accompanied Dra Bernal on the release of a Grey Crowned Squirrel Monkey named Cocorita!
Coco came to KSTR after a concerned citizen found a child holding her. She showed signs of neurological damage and possible head trauma, but following her rehabilitation and final health check was finally ready to return to the wild. Jeff & his crew were able to join Dra Bernal as Coco was reunited with her troop.
To learn more about Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, you can visit http://www.littonweekendadventure.com/ocean-treks/
The Rainforest needs your help to stay alive, please help save it.
Donate to our Reforestation Project, Wildlife Rescue Center, Wildlife Sanctuary or Wildlife Bridge Program.
Every little bit counts!
The health of the animals resident in #KSTR is very important.
That is why we make semi-annual reviews and take the opportunity to take blood samples, deworm them and check their physical condition. In the photo you can see Dr. Sofia Bernal, reviewing the Mono Cara-blanca (Cebus imitator) Hugo, who has been anesthetized for this procedure.
Hugo is in very good physical condition, his teeth are in good condition and his hair is shiny and silky: this shows us that the well planned diet and the handling given to this animal works very well. Your blood tests are also within what is expected for a healthy monkey.
A malnourished and stressed animal would have physical signs easily detectable, such as low muscle mass, dry hair, dry and dehydrated skin and teeth in poor condition. This all can happen in captivity when the handling is not given properly.
At KSTR we have expert professionals to provide the best possible quality of life to the fauna protected by us. #HealthyAnimals #CapuchinMonkey #WildlifeExperts
La salud de los animales residentes en #KSTR es muy importante. Por esto hacemos revisiones semestrales y aprovechamos para tomarles muestras de sangre, desparasitarlos y chequear su condición física.
En la foto puedes ver la Dra. Sofia Bernal, revisando a el Mono Cara-blanca (Cebus imitator) Hugo, que ha sido anestesiado para este procedimiento. Hugo está en muy buena condición física, sus dientes están en buen estado y su pelo es brillante y sedoso: esto nos muestra que la dieta bien planeada y el manejo dado a este animal funciona muy bien.
Sus pruebas de sangre también estan adentro de lo esperado para un mono saludable. Un animal mal nutrido y estresado tendria señales físicos facilmente detectables, como poca masa muscular, pelos secos, piel seca y deshidratada y dientes en mal estado. Esto todo puede pasar en cautiverio cuando el manejo no se dá de forma adecuada.
En KSTR tenemos profesionales expertos para brindar la mejor calidad de vida posible a la fauna tutelada por nosotros.
#HealthyAnimals #CapuchinMonkey #WildlifeExperts