Our Work - Howler Monkey Rescue
Brenda Bombard arrived in Nosara, Costa Rica in 1998. Originally from Santa Catalina Island, off the coast of Southern California, Brenda had always cared for animals that were common to the island. So when she arrived in Nosara, she was immediately recognised by residents and locals as an animal lover. At the time there was no where to take injured and orphaned wildlife so over the course of Brenda’s first few months in Nosara, injured wildlife were brought to her doorstep.
In January of 1999, a groundskeeper brought a young female howler monkey to Brenda. The howler had been electrocuted on an uninsulated power lines and had horrible electrocution burns. Several veterinarians were called immediately, but unfortunately she only survived three days.
This tragic incident with the badly electrocuted young howler Monkey, launched Brenda on a very personal mission that has so far lasted for 18 years. During this time her effort to save the local wildlife has evolved from a part-time endeavour to a full-time commitment.