Rainsong 3: RIP's
Trip Start May 10, 2010
13Trip End Jun 16, 2010
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In other bad news, Thumbelina, the burn-marked howler monkey twin, died this morning as well. The past few days were rough. She had no interest in drinking and her fingers swelled up, even with the medicine and antibiotics she was treated with
Mary and I have set up a facebook group called 'End Wildlife Electrocutions in Costa Rica' for people, mainly Costa Ricans, to post pictures and information about any sightings of electrocutions. The group is also for anybody who wants to prevent these horrid electrocutions and bring back Costa Rica's famous draw toward Ecotourism. It is my biggest challenge and hope while here for my internship, that we can all come together and put a preventative action to this upsetting situation.
I've never really been good at remembering names. It certainly doesn't help when you have new volunteers each week and others leaving. I'm amazed at how Mary can even 'sort-of, kind-of' remember names! It's probably best that she has long term volunteers teaching new volunteers. This way, she doesn't have to constantly say the same things over and over again...like I've had to do the past 3 weeks since I've now been here the longest
Many of the newer volunteers and interns were working today while I had the day off. News got back to me that we had a baby variegated squirrel come into Rainsong! We also had another howler monkey come in, although he was taken directly to the vet so none of us have seen him yet. I'm excited to go back to work tomorrow and see the squirrel and get updates about how the monkey is doing!
Even with so many recent new volunteers and animals coming in, tomorrow will be a disappointing day since the girls I am living with, other volunteers, are leaving Rainsong and pursuing a one week travel adventure. I'm surprised at how close we have all gotten while enduring the trials and joys of this wildlife sanctuary together and I'll be sad to see them go. However, it won't be long before I leave as well (and I have to admit, I'm eager to be home to spend time with my family and friends!) But for now, I'm glad for the changes Rainsong brings and the friendships I have made here.