Trip Planner: Central America / Costa Rica / Province of Alajuela / Alajuela / Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center
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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We enjoyed walking around the Rescue Center learning about the animals. As always and similarly with zoo centers - cages seem way too small so it's a bit heartbreaking to watch larger animals such as.... more
We enjoyed walking around the Rescue Center learning about the animals. As always and similarly with zoo centers - cages seem way too small so it's a bit heartbreaking to watch larger animals such as.... more »
It was hard to see them living years in tiny cells. They charge tourists $30 but locals $10.... Nuts I'm not sure many of these animals would prefer to live in such captive, small areas and most...
It was hard to see them living years in tiny cells. They charge tourists $30 but locals $10.... Nuts I'm not sure many of these animals would prefer to live in such captive, small areas and most... more »
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