Henry, the black and white owl, is healing up really well from the injury on his wing, just a bit more time and tlc :)
Bean and Lucia, the anteaters, getting to know each other little by little, hopefully soon they'll realize the other one isn't their mother and they can just be friends!
Three female Choloepus sloths are making their debut in our educational center!
Each sloth had been individually orphaned or abandoned, then rescued and brought to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica in 2015. After raising these sloths from infancy, the Sloth Sanctuary is honored to place Issy, Phoebe and Wendy with KSTR. Since these sloths did not have the benefit of their respective mothers’ instinctive survival training, they are not currently considered as good candidates for release back to the wild. They might perish from malnutrition without knowing the essential life lessons that only their own mothers can teach. So, the next best thing: becoming educational ambassadors at KSTR! The more youths that observe, respect and understand rainforest wildlife, the better the future of the planet. Stay in touch with us as we report on this exciting new phase for Issy, Phoebe and Wendy.
SlothSanctuary.com / KidsSavingtheRainforest.org
Did you know we have a spokeskid? Lexi is our Spokeskid and also volunteers with us every week! Here's her KSTR article for this month!
Hello again, it's me! Now as much as I'd like to turn that sentence into an Adele pun, I was wondering if after all these years I could learn to be a bit more mature. I am about to become a teenager, after all. Anyways, I'm here! I bet you all missed me. I have some great news to share! I got to eat hashbrowns for breakfast. Oh, also, my family saved an owl. What's that? You're more interested in the owl? Well, I mean, they were very good hashbrowns, but anything for my fans I guess.
A few weeks ago, my mom spotted an owl. She saw it was flapping its wings, but it didn't seem to be getting anywhere. She quickly figured out that it was trapped in the barbed wire that encircled an area below our house, our private property. She headed down with my father, and my sister not too far behind, carrying a huge box. (Good job, Peaches!) Unfortunately, I was asleep for all of this, but eventually my father cut the owl out of the barbed wire, being very careful not to touch him. (Remember! Our hands transmit diseases.) They got him into the box, and took him to the KSTR sanctuary! We are happy to say, he'll be ready for release soon.
On a somewhat lighter note, KSTR is excited to be included in a youtube show, Brave Wilderness, to be available this month! I talked with a man named Coyote! We walked around the sanctuary, and talked about the animals, and different ways to save the rainforest without being directly involved. He also does a lot of crazy stuff himself, such as eating termites, and is quite an entertaining person!
Oh, and I have a new email address, which is not big news in itself, but the purpose of said email address is! It is an email address made solely for answering your questions about KSTR, what we do, and how YOU can save the rainforest. Be sure to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions you'd like me to answer! And I will see you (Or rather, write you) next month!
Grubby and Paty, the two-toed sloths, having a toilet break and a bit of a climb together. Happy Sloth Sunday!
Feather Boa buffing out all of her feathers to make herself look as big as possible to whoever she is threatened by. A tactic used to intimidate the opponent.
Our newest little baby anteater, Lucia! This sweet little thing is currently more interested in the bucket than the termite nest, but we're working on that.