Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center, Alajuela

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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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  • This place is absolutely amazing. I loved every bit of it. The animals that are held there are ones that will stay due to health issues or other reasons that prevent them from being released back...  more »
  • I can't believe the number of animals I saw here! But more importantly, I was amazed at how well they were kept as if they were in their natural habit. This is a must see for anyone visiting Costa...  more »
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