Adorable Yawning Monkey Babies.

Via Lauren Hanna
on May 31, 2012
get elephant's newsletter
Nosara Wildlife Rescue

“I went to Costa Rica to find adventure, I did not expect to find adorable yawning monkey babies.” ~ Todd Bieber

I am writing this from Costa Rica. I came to Nosara with a handful of items on my agenda: zipline, enjoy la playa, and visit a wildlife center. I had no expectations when I e-mailed a man named Steve to ask if I could visit SIBU sanctuary with my mom and two others, but it turned out to be the most important item on our trip itinerary.

I’m trying to find the words to share what our brief three hour visit at the sanctuary was like. But the guy in the following video says it so well that I’m going to leave it to him. You obviously love adorable yawning monkey babies if you clicked on this article… they need you to do three things to help them. Right now!

1. Watch the video:


2. Skip the 90-minute massage and visit SIBU Sancturary if you are ever in Nosara.

3. Become aware. Get interested. Share this post with others.

“The injuries resulting from the monkeys grasping the uninsulated electrical lines or transformers leads are gruesome, painful, and often fatal. If an animal does survive, it will be severely burned and likely loose a hand, Many females have babies in tow when injured. If the infant doesn’t die from electrocution, or the fall from the high lines, then they have to try to survive, injured, orphaned, and abandoned in the jungle.
The odds of survival for these helpless infants are very poor. The low number of naturally surviving infants, compounded with the reckless negligence of deforestation and fragmentation of their habitat is having a devastating impact on the Howler Monkey population. This impact has resulted in an estimated population drop from 107,000 in 1998 to only 37,000 Howler Monkeys in 2004. Current numbers are likely even lower.” From the Nosara Wildlife Rescue website.
Nosara Wildlife Rescue

Like elephant journal readers for animal rights on Facebook.

Editor: Kate Bartolotta


About Lauren Hanna

Lauren Hanna, E-RYT 200, MSS Candidate, is a social worker by day and yoga ninja by night. It was in Pittsburgh that she first discovered the thrill of yoga and her love for social welfare and animal rescue work. With her cats Lotus and Calia in tow, Lauren hopes to someday combine her love for yoga and animal welfare with her career as a social worker. Lauren likes to dream a lot about saving the world – one puppy, kitten and human at a time. Lauren also loves cobblestone streets, arts & crafts, action movies and writing books with her Grandmother. If she had a billion dollars she'd probably spend it all here. Follow her @laurenfoste.


4 Responses to “Adorable Yawning Monkey Babies.”

  1. MamasteNJ says:

    Just intro'd on FB to: Green, Adventure & Animal Rights.

  2. […] revealed that the creature was a Luna moth. Our sighting of it, especially in mid-day, was a stroke of serendipity. The Luna moth lives only one week once it leaves its cocoon. It doesn’t even have a mouth to eat […]

  3. Emmie says:

    I love SIBU and Steve & Vicki. What they do there is a wonderful thing. Their dedication and comittment to the monkeys is a wonderful thing. All of their time and energy is devoted to these wonderful creatures. Until you have the opportunity to be invited to visit the sancturay you have no idea… When I move to Costa Rica I hope to be invited to help them whenever they need a little much deserved time off.

    Love you both,