Release Site Animal Specialist Intern

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The Animal Specialist Intern will work under the direction of the Release Site Coordinator and Leslie. The Animal Specialist Intern will have an opportunity to participate in the following activities:

Animal Husbandry

  • Feed and monitor animals at the Release Site
  • Clean enclosures and general maintenance
  • Triage animals received at the Release Site. Triage will determine if the animal can be treated at the
  • Release Site, needs to be sent to the Ranch for clinic care, or is an emergency requiring immediate direction from Leslie or Janet, our Vet.
  • Assist in exams and treatments
  • Animal enrichment
  • Backup to other Release Site Interns
  • Night time animal monitoring

Administrative Work
  • Manage cleanliness and ordering of animal care supplies
  • Evaluate and perfect quality of rehab animals’ diets
  • Complete thorough record keeping, and detail observations as needed
Animal Specialist Focuses
  • Animal Specialist TRR Release Site Animal Specialist Intern Description.docx Description 2 Internship Program| Updated 1-Nov-17
  • Initiate approved care plans related to treatments, procedures, medications and continuing care requirements for rescues received at the Release Site
  • Identify and communicate abnormal animal conditions by alerting supervisory personnel
  • Monitor delivery of care of rescues received at the Release Site by completing patient rounds, documenting care, identifying progress toward desired care outcomes
  • Review the care plan with wildlife in conjunction with the direct care providers
Other Activities
  • Backup to other Release Site interns
  • Assist in the feeding and care of birds in the pre-release and breeding enclosures
  • Assist in the mapping of the plants and trees on the release site
  • Assist in the monitoring of wild animals and identification of what they eat
  • General facility maintenance (yard work, cleaning)
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Toucan Rescue RanchRelease SiteSarapiqui, Costa Rica


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Animal Therapy
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Management




  • Must be at least 18
  • 6-months
  • Health insurance, basic Spanish, moderate fitness, working with animals

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