Baby sloths and other rescue animals
17.11.2016 - 17.11.2016
I've been taking photos of the incredibly rich nature whenever possible. Just, it's not always easy: these things can hide well, and they move fast. My photos tend to be either out of focus or the focal range of the lense just wasn't enough to bring those elusive little things out of the woods. I'll be adding the few better shots to my gallery as I get them sorted out. Next time you visit the blog, if exotic animals and plants are your thing at all, check out the gallery too.
On my next-to-last day on the Caribbean coast I paid a quick visit to Jaguar Rescue Center located just short bike ride away from the lodge. Taking a guided tour there is one way to support their wonderful work with the rescue animals. Those cute baby sloths and funny little monkeys are everybody's favorites but there are all sorts of animals at the center, such as toucans, owls, and other birds, iguanas, and other reptiles, kinkajous, anteaters, and other mammals, even some wild cats like margays and ocelots.
JRC is not a zoo. The animals were all brought to the center because they were orphaned or injured, often after getting hit by a car or electrocuted on power lines, or bitten by a dag, and sometimes the animals were rescued from illegal trafficing. The animals will be released back to nature, if possible. The rehabilitation process can be painstakingly slow, and you've just got to admire the patience and commitment of the staff professionals and dozens of volunteers working with the animals.