Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center, Alajuela

Zoo · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
Visit an important conservation project and animal education facility at Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. Founded in the late 1980s, the center has grown over time to admit the thousands of orphaned, injured, and confiscated animals that arrive at its doors each year. Walk along the wooden tracks through areas of tall bamboo, seeing the critters in large enclosures or roaming freely through the park (iguanas, for instance, not lions). The park doesn't purchase any animals, and after rehabilitation, or when the numbers of an endangered species are high enough, it reintroduces them to the wild. The success of the facility is evident in their rebuilding of the numbers of endangered animals, with over 300 great curassows, two separate troops of spider monkeys, and over 300 scarlet macaws bred onsite since it opened. Take a look at our Alajuela trip builder website to schedule your visit to Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I've visited a few dozen animal parks, sanctuaries and rescues, and volunteer projects in Costa Rica and this is up there as a must do for anybody interested in supporting wildlife in the country...  more »
  • Zoo Ave refers to a zoological aviary, primarily birds. There are some small species represented as week. These wonderful people rescue and rehab these magnificent tropical creatures. There are...  more »

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