Blue Banyan Inn


Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR) is a non-profit project based at the Blue Banyan Inn near Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. KSTR runs a wildlife rescue, where we treat, rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned animals, with a sanctuary for those that cannot survive in the wild on their own. We also have various other conservation and education projects.


General Medical:
Alcohol (70%), Band-Aids, Capillary Tubes, Darrows Concentrate, Disinfectant – F10 supplies, First Aid Kits, Gauze, Ice/Cold Packs, Needles, Pen Torches/Flashlights, Ringers, Scissors, Small Scissors, Splints, Test Tubes, Tongue Depressors, Tweezers, and Stethoscopes

Dissecting Kits for Postmortems, Lubricant, Surgical Instrument Cleaner, Surgical Instrument Marking Tape, and Swabs

10ml Syringes, 20ml Syringes, 50ml Syringes, and O-ring Feeding Syringes with Luer Lock Tip/1ml Syringes

Testing Kits:
Stain Kits (for blood & fecal smears) and Urinalysis Test Strips

Chloramex, Karbadust, Probiotics Powders/Capsules for Animals, and Wound Spray

Animal Food:
Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, Cat Food, Dog Food, Esbilac Milk Replacement Formula, Hill A/D Cat Food, and Mazuri Primate Biscuits

Reference Materials:
Bird Identification Book, Field Guides to Plants and Trees, Fowler’s Zoo & Wild Animal Medicine Volume 8, and Laboratory Reference Book

Office Supplies:
Calculators, File Folders, Markers, Plastic Sleeves, Printer Paper, Scissors, and Staplers

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of October 19, 2018

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.