Volunteers

21 06 2010

Paradise Gardens is completely run by volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers, especially longer term volunteers (who we offer a place to live on-site!). We’ve recently posted on HelpX, a network of volunteer opportunities and volunteers all around the world. They have already sent us several volunteers and we’ve only been up for 3 weeks! If you’re looking to volunteer they also have loads of other opportunities you can browse.

One of the hostels in town, Mamallenas, also regularly sends us volunteers. In fact all three of our current volunteers living on site came through Mamallenas. They also sponsor our capuchin monkeys (Monty, Billy and Manolo) and send us visitors almost everyday!

Most recently we have posted on Christian Volunteering and Go Abroad. Hopefully we will have a steady influx of volunteers from them soon as well!

Without volunteers Paradise Gardens Wildlife Rescue would cease to function. Volunteers feed and care for the animals, keep the park clean and well maintained, greet visitors, write this blog, treat injured or sick animals, build new shelters for animals, rehabilitate abused animals. In short, volunteers do it all.

If you are interested in volunteering here, get in touch! Email us at paradisegardensboquete@gmail.com or just stop by if you are in Boquete, we are located on Volcancito Road, just past Fresas Mary.

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Sloth Passes Away

2 06 2010

We are all very sad to announce the Vicegrip our 2 toed sloth passed away on Saturday after a 5 week struggle to recover from a vicious dog attack. I miss her very much, taking care of her was the best part of my day.

Vicegrip in the garden choosing her breakfast

She will be missed by everyone here at the rescue.

Here are some sloth facts…

Sloths are divided into two groups: 2-toed, and 3-toed. Interestingly both groups in fact have 3 toes on each foot, but the 2-toed only has 2 claws on its front feet. Both types of sloth tend to live in the same area. They feed almost entirely on leaves, which contain few calories, so they move slowly to conserve their energy. These interesting animals are under threat from poachers, and risk attack by dogs or other animals.