"Erika and I just returned from an amazing stay at a wildlife rescue center in the lovely Peten rainforest of Guatemala.
There are over 500 animals at the sanctuary, including Macaws, Parrots, Toucans, Howler and Spider monkeys, Deer, Ocelots, Pumas, Anteaters, Coatimundi, Peccary, Owls, Margay, Kinkajou, Otters, Crocodiles and Turtles. Many of these animals were rescued from the illegal wildlife trade or removed from other potentially dangerous situations.
Every morning at 6 the volunteers would wake up to feed and clean the temporary homes of the different critters they were assigned to, followed by repeat feedings at 11 and 2 pm. The rest of the time was spent on odd jobs on the sanctuary grounds, and assisting with medical procedures on some of the animals.
It was such a great experience to interact with so many unique creatures, and to help play a part in their rehabilitation with the goal of release back into their natural habitat. Thanks again Vet Techs Without Borders."