Let’s Reopen the KSTR Rescue Center with GIVING TUESDAY!
While we are committed to keeping our Wildlife Sanctuary running, we need your support to reopen our Rescue Center to help more animals in need.
KSTR normally has multiple operations:
-Wildlife Sanctuary for unreleasable animals -Rescue Center for treating injured or displaced animals and rehabilitating them for release (this incorporates our Vet Clinic, Nursery, Rehab/Release areas)
As a nonprofit that survives on donations and tourism revenue, KSTR’s Giving Tuesday campaign is especially important this year. 2020 has been hard on businesses, organizations, and individuals, and we are no different.
This past year, it broke our hearts to have to shut down operations of our Rescue Center. We've needed to focus all our resources on keeping up the high standard of care for our sanctuary animals and the completion of the rehab/release process for the animals who were already here.
Tragically, we made a few exceptions for intakes during the shut-down, but a baby porcupine, Quarry, and a baby anteater, Daisy, did not survive.
The baby tamandua anteater arrived with her mother after some workers accidentally cut the baby with a machete while chopping branches. Her injuries were so severe that she lost parts of her limbs and most of her tail. Her mother escaped, and Daisy eventually lost her battle due to the complications of her injuries.
Fortunately, in these last several difficult months, we still managed to successfully RELEASE several juvenile animals; 3 sloths, 1 porcupine, 1 kinkajou, 1 toucan, 5 squirrels, and 4 pygmy owls, and transferred an unreleasable pygmy owl and parrot.
We only have 1 juvenile sloth left to release! In a few more months she should be ready - and that would be our dearest Dudley!
Of course, we also always have our ongoing side projects including; Wildlife Bridges, Reforestation, Research, Education, and Volunteering, and our sanctuary animals are happy and healthy, with ongoing medical treatments for the ones with chronic health conditions.
KSTR is almost 22 years old now, and has helped save thousands of animals throughout the years... and we need YOU to help us save thousands more!
Join the movement and make a change in conservation by helping us get our Rescue Center back in action this #GivingTuesday!
Due to no cell service in our area, please use the free mobile app "WhatsApp". Change to and message our WhatsApp line: +506-8826-4625 (88-ANIMAL) **Due to a lack of resources in 2020, until we can fundraise more, we are sadly unable to receive any new animals at this time. Please first try to contact the government agency, MINAE/SINAC: 2777-5351 You can also email us at: ClinicDVM@kstr.org
To Book a Tour
Due to no cell service in our area, please use the free mobile app "WhatsApp". Change to and message our WhatsApp line for tours: +506-8827-8243 (Chip- voice call only) or- +506-8473-5536 or - You can also email us at: Chip@kstr.org or Jennifer@kstr.org
Kids Saving the Rainforest A nonprofit corporation under Section 501(c) 3 US Federal Tax ID #06-1594980 3790 El Camino Real, #206 Palo Alto, CA 94306 USA
KSTR, Costa Rica P.O. Box 297-6350 Quepos, Costa Rica 60601
Thank you for helping us to save the wildlife in the rainforest!
Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) is a 501 (c)(3) U.S. non-profit organization that works with local and international community to save the rainforest, with our reforestation, corporate social responsibility, wildlife sanctuary and bridge programs.