Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Canas

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Visit Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and learn about the foundation's aim to rescue, rehabilitate and provide quality of life to the many big cats, primates and other animals residing here. The rescue center provides a temporary or permanent home to many species that have been victims of hunting, deforestation and the pet trade. Majestic pumas, jaguars and playful white headed capuchin are just some of the wildlife rescued, living here since the center opened in the 1960s. Tours tell each individual animal's story and the work of the foundation. See some rare creatures while supporting an important project. By using our Canas trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and other attractions in Canas.
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  • Having visited similar facilities in Costa Rica very disappointed, basically a small zoo, poor animal accommodations, tourist trap! The bird facilities were way to small and over crowded, let the... 
    Having visited similar facilities in Costa Rica very disappointed, basically a small zoo, poor animal accommodations, tourist trap! The bird facilities were way to small and over crowded, let the...  more »
  • The center rehabilitates animals that aren't able to survive in the wild. The reasons are varied-infant abandoned, injury, physical defect. When a vet approves, the animal is returned to the wild... 
    The center rehabilitates animals that aren't able to survive in the wild. The reasons are varied-infant abandoned, injury, physical defect. When a vet approves, the animal is returned to the wild...  more »
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  • This is a great 2 hours stop on highway 1. The entrance fee is reasonable and the staff is super friendly, you can ask for a free guide. All the animals are rescues that can't be returned to the wild. The reserve works to reintroduce animals to the wild but these aren't visible by visitors and are in another area of the park. We were lucky to be there during the feeding (2:30pm to 3:00pm) so we got to see the animals very active. Lots of Ocelots that aren't shy and will approach the fence. They also have a very curious mountain lion that likes to show itself. The reserve also has a little souvenir shop with the best postcards selection we have seen so far.
  • This place was very neat. We stopped ok the way back to Nicaragua. There aren't a lot of animals, but the price was fair and it looks like they are doing a good job of taking care of them. It was an enjoyable afternoon.

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