Do not interact with the animals – but what if they interact with you?

So, you are supposed to leave alone those animals that are going back to nature. Piece of cake. Unless, of course, that is exactly why you came to volunteer at the animal rescue center. Fortunately, that is not why I came to the JRC. So, to me it seemed easy enough. I just had not considered what the birds would do. … More Do not interact with the animals – but what if they interact with you?

A week of releases

On Tuesday there was a lot of excitement in the center. After four years in the center, the group of capuchin monkeys were going to be released at the Tortuguero National Park. It was a very emotional day for those in the center that had been taking care of these monkeys since they arrived. The … More A week of releases

Living a dream

These days, we go to work walking through a postcard tropical beach, watching the palm trees swing to the sea breeze. I can feel the waves on my feet. I can smell the sea. It is sunny but still is not too warm, because it is very early in the morning. There is nobody on … More Living a dream

Everything you should know before volunteering in a wildlife rescue center.

. There is a certain paradox in why people volunteer in a wildlife rescue center. If you ask the volunteers, most of them will answer that they are volunteering there because “they love animals”. At the core, there is this romantic image of interacting with injured animals, giving them love and comfort. While these feelings … More Everything you should know before volunteering in a wildlife rescue center.

Funny dreams

Today I had a fantastic dream. Not as in daydreaming but like a real dream -dream, while sleeping. It was so great that I cannot help but sharing it with you. In my dream, Sir David Attenborough was personally calling us to ask if we could go work for him. Ha!! 🙂 He wanted us … More Funny dreams