Acid Bill

This Keel-billed Toucan had acid poured on it’s beak – luckily the beak has began to grow back and at this point in time is looking much better.

Update from Proyecto Asis: The toucan can now pick up food and feed itself, great progressfullsizeoutput_66dc

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Margay

 

 

Costa Ricans often times try capturing wild cats when they are young to keep them as pets. However, once they realize that they’re meant to be in the wild and so can be quite destructive within a home and are going to continue growing they try to get rid of them. Continue reading “Margay”

Fun Fact

Turns out, most animals (if not all) do not mate and reproduce when in captivity – therefore, when animals are born in captivity whether for a zoo or to preserve an endangered species it is done scientifically

Illegal Pets

It is illegal to own a parrot as a pet in Costa Rica – unfortunately, many people still do and can often mistreat and then try to get rid of them.

Proyecto Asis takes in these mistreated parrots and slowly nurses them back to health. They go through several stages as they prepare them for release which includes different diets and progressively being placed with more parrots in larger cages.  This specific one is in the final stage before being released – and was letting me know he was ready to be free.

I spotted these “little” guys(/girls) in all three Mayan ruins I visited

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