We have been so busy that I have not kept up the Blog!! Sorry, here are some of the highlights of the last few months!
We have also received 12 new toucans these past months, a record of toucans coming into the program. Some were confiscated pets, others juveniles and babies fallen from nests. We are receiving birds and animals from all over the country, sometimes they drive for a full day, all the way from the border to bring them to us. We have had to turn down many, and sadly it is clear that we are running out of space, but we refuse to overcrowd enclosures and we need to keep our current animals happy and healthy.
A Record of Releases!We released Coco our rescued Squirrel and have not seen her at all, hopefully she will come back to visit someday to let us know she survived.
We also have successfully released the baby Striped owlets that were born here, and they have come back to visit, so that is really fun to be out at night and hear them calling!
Successful Breeding of Emerald Tucanets!Two little ones hatched, here is the father feeding one of them. This is a huge boost to our program, everything we are learning about breeding, the nest logs, diets, duration of babies in the nest etc. We are applying to the larger toucans to hopefully be successful in breeding the Keel billed toucans for eventual release.
We are working on the website constantly, so please stay in touch with the site, and Facebook as well.
Exciting new projects in the works!! Will post soon about our campaign to fund raise for a much needed clinic. Your help and support are needed!!