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    Toucan Rescue Ranch


    The Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of the Toucan Rescue Ranch focuses on the care, rehabilitation, and study of Costa Rican wildlife. They receive and care for confiscated, sick, and injured wildlife from government agencies. They give the animals a loving home while providing appropriate medical treatment and rehabilitation in order to return them safely to the wild.

    An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


    General Medical:
    *Alcohol Gel, *Alcohol Swabs, *Alcohol (70%), *Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), *Disinfectant – F10 supplies, *First Aid Kits, *Gauze, *Hot Water Bottles, *Infrared Lamps, *Needles, *Pen-Torches/Flashlights, *Ringers, *Scissors, *Small Scissors, *Splints, *Thermometer (Digital), *Tongue Depressors, *Tweezers, *Test Tubes, *Capillary Tubes, *Blood Slides, *Micro-Slides, *Cover Slips, *Stethoscope, and *Tubing (Various sizes for crop feeding)

    *Disecting Kits for Post Mortems, *Dressings, *Forceps, *Needle Holders, *Surgical Gloves, *Surgical Instrument Cleaner, *Surgical Instrument Marking Tape, and *Swabs

    *5 ml Syringes, *10ml Syringes, *20ml Syringes, and *50ml Syringes

    Testing Kits:
    DNA Testing Kits

    Antifungal Cream, Chloromex (Eye ointment), Iron Tablets, Karbo Dust, Vitamins, and Wound Spray

    Animal Food:
    Avi Plus Hand Rearing Formula, Hill A/D Cat Food, and Pronutro (Vanilla)

    Reference Materials:
    Laboratory Reference Book

    Hand Towels

    Office Supplies:
    Markers, Pencils, Pens, and Plastic Sleeves

    Animal Supplies:
    Blankets, Brushes and Combs, Cat Carriers, Cat Crates, Dog Carriers (All Sizes), Dog Crates (All Sizes), Feeding Trays, Flea Shampoo, Food and Water Bowls, Frontline, Grooming Tools, Harnesses, Heartgard Dewormer, Leashes, Pet Bedding, Rugs, and Small Plastic Swimming Pools

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Toucan Rescue Ranch

    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. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    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.