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Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

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Wildlife Internship
Interning and volunteering with Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a life-changing opportunity to work
with wild animals in Costa Rica and assist us with our mission to protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity
through; wildlife rehabilitation and release, endangered species breeding and reintroduction, biodiversity preservation and lifetime care of the highest quality for animals that truly cannot be released. Volunteers and interns will have the exceptional opportunity to experience all of these aspects during their stay at Rescate.

Activities include but are not limited to:

Collecting data for Behavioral Monitoring Projects
Analyzing Behavioral data
Designing and Implementing Animal Enrichment
Collecting wild leaves and seeds for animal diets
Diet preparation and feeding
Enclosure Enhancement and Maintenance

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No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

Location:

2.3 km al este del cruce de Manolo's, ruta 3, haci, City of Alajuela, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica 000000, CR

Mission Statement

To protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity through wildlife rehabilitation endangered species breeding, habitat preservation, and the provision of lifetime care for non-releasable animals and to educate the public at large on the importance of global biodiversity and habitat preservation.

Description

Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center is a registered non-profit wildlife rehabilitation facility founded in 1989 and located on 34 acres of natural forest in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica. Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center's mission is to protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity through wildlife rehabilitation, endangered species breeding, habitat preservation, and the provision of lifetime care for non-releasable animals.

There are three main centers at Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center's facility in Alajuela, a state-of-the-art Wildlife Rescue Center and veterinary clinic, an Endangered Species Breeding Center and a Lifetime Care Animal Sanctuary consisting of 35 acres of lush tropical forest with more than 125 species of animals. Over 3,000 wild animals are admitted to Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center on an annual basis, including sloths, jaguars, tapirs, pumas, coyotes, and monkeys, as well as a wide variety of birds, small mammals, and reptiles. Roughly 800 of the birds, mammals, and reptiles that have been rescued cannot be released due to health or behavioral reasons. Non-releasable endangered species are maintained in the Endangered Species Breeding Center, where they have an opportunity to contribute to the survival of their species through successful breeding and release of offspring. Non-releasable wildlife of more common species are provided with lifetime sanctuary in the Lifetime Care Animal Sanctuary.

Animals
Environment
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2.3 km east of the Manolo's crossing, route 3La Garita, Provincia de Alajuela, Costa Rica 000000Costa Rica

(9.98797,-84.32072)
 

SKILLS

  • Veterinary
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Care / Handling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • The minimum stay is one week, there is no maximum
  • The only requirement is a strong interest in animals and animal welfare

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