At our release station we do indeed intend to release the animals back into the wild for a second chance. For these ambassador animals we will likely track them and can continue to provide some updates. Joa the great hornbill, for example, has lived freely around the station ever since he had enough feathers, he hasn’t flown away yet, so we can still provide updates on his antics. Of course sometimes animals may pass away unexpectedly. In general we issue sponsorships only for animals who are not elderly and not likely candidates for adoption. However, in the event of death or release we’ll make every effort to notify you as soon as possible, and give you the option of transferring your sponsorship to a different animal, continuing with the new species ambassador or ending it.