Diary - Howler Monkey Rescue
Veterinarian Christine Nelson from Wisconsin spent nearly four years at our orangutan centre in West Borneo, treating and caring for the growing number of orangutans rescued from captivity or from the devastated rainforest. Now she has temporarily joined the team in Nosara to assist with treatments and surgeries on howler monkeys and other sick and injured wildlife. She is also looking into protocols at the clinic with a view to improving efficiency and bio-security.
Christine gives us her unique ‘vet’s eye view’ of living and working at the Refuge....
We are pleased to report that little Ashley is showing positive signs of making a full recovery.
Ashley was orphaned after her mother was electrocuted on an uninsulated electrical transformer. She was rescued and brought to Nosara’s Refuge for Wildlife for urgent treatment and care.
She is slowly getting used to her new surroundings and is growing in confidence as the days pass by. She has even started to show an interest in natural leaves and produce, rather than just the baby formula...
We’re thrilled to be supporting the work of Refuge for Wildlife in Nosara which takes in wildlife from all over Costa Rica. Many of the new arrivals are very young orphaned howler monkeys in urgent need of care and medical treatment after suffering burns on uninsulated electrical wires.
This short video illustrates the problem facing howler monkeys in Costa Rica and the excellent work Refuge for Wildlife is doing to resolve it.
More updates coming soon, with news on the progress of its many cheeky monkey residents!