Much time and efforts at Kido are dedicated to Wildlife rehabilitation, run by Dr. Marina Fastigi, mostly single-handedly.
The part time residents of our mini zoo hardly fail to generate events at the station. The following species, imported and endemic, are either present or have been treated and released in the wild at Kido:
Green Monkey, Mona Monkey, Iguana, Tree Boa, Opossum, Parrots, Brown Booby, Red-billed Tropic Bird, Zenaida Dove, Barn Owl, Mangrove Cuckoo, Tortoises and Turtles and of course some cats and dogs.
Guests from the wild (sent for rehab from main land Grenada or endemic to this area or merely saved from being shot) often have their naturally engraved (read stubbornly) priorities and display disregard towards our own timetables!
Funny incidents hence abound, as when the young owl chose to be in the mainhouse shower room for a few days. Three young ladies who had returned from a whale watching voyage, had to resign to take their showers with the wide eyed predator (but peaceful) staring perched on the water pipe just above them, launching his call when he got wet.
" the owl in the bathroom was a once in a lifetime thing " (from Kido Visitors Book, July 1999)
Animal lovers are most welcome to meet our many animals, learn about them and even assist Marina in some of her caring tasks.
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