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Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Environment
  • International

Location

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

Organization Information

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.

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