Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Canas

#5 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Costa Rica
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Wow, what an amazing experience seeing big cats, sloths, variety of birds, monkeys and other exotic rescued animals in person. Most animals have beautiful and inspiring stories of how they ended up.....  more »
  • Friendly staff happy to answer any questions. The enclosures appear to be big enough and you can see the effort the staff make with enrichment to make the enclosures as natural as they can. Good...  more »
  • Relatively small, but good variety: leopard, puma, ocelots, monkeys and birds. Interesting to hear the animals' stories. Good for a couple of hour visit to break long drive/journey. Pleased to visit and support their important work! (Entrance not that obvious off highway.)
  • We loved our stay here! We walked around twice since the animals are moving quite often and we had different views. Don’t expect big size, it’s a family owned place. We loved the signs with stories, how the animals ended up here.
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