Eden writes: volunteering at the Jaguar Rescue Centre
Yesterday we went to the Jaguar Rescue Centre to volunteer and spend more time with the animals and actually feed them and play with them, not just see them in their cages.
First we went to feed the parrots. We fed them sunflower seeds. Their names were Molly, Mini Molly, Super Molly, and Blueby.
Super Molly was sitting on the roof watching us feed the others and told us that she wanted some too by saying “Hola!” It was very funny!
We also saw a squirrel named Sammy. I GOT TO PET IT!! I’ve always dreamed of petting a squirrel!
Then we fed Tequila the Keel-billed Toucan. Tequila’s favourite food was papaya.
We also fed a Mexican hairy porcupine. It was adorable!
We saw an oropendola bird that has a clipped wing. They make a pretty sound like water dropping into a bowl.
Next, we fed the monkeys with baby bottles. The monkeys would climb on our shoulders and drink the milk. It was so cute!
After that, we went to pick some flowers for the sloths. There are 5 sloths. Four of them liked red hibiscus flowers and one of them liked a purple flower (didn’t know what it was called).
Then our tour guide Gisela brought out a baby kinkajou named Suri and a baby sloth. They were so cute! Suri was very playful. Gisela said that we couldn’t pet the baby sloth because it could get sick very easily. It’s only two months old.
My favourite animal there was Suri the kinkajou.
I loved spending more time with the animals!