June 7, 2017

Crocodile Release at the JRC

On Sunday, May 28th we received our largest visitor to date! A female American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) was found close to the road for a second time in the south Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the community of Gandoca, Costa Rica. The MINAE (Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía), with […]
March 2, 2017

Shaky’s Story: from Rescue to Release in Tortuguero

Shaky was a spider monkey who came to us as an orphaned baby. We believe hunters killed his mother with a slingshot. Shaky arrived missing an eye, leading us to believe he was hit in the eye with the slingshot as well. After his mother was killed he was kept […]
January 17, 2017

Release of Margay at the JRC

We are thrilled to announce that McCarter, one of our margays, has officially been released! Last Saturday night, we opened the door to his pre-release enclosure in La Ceiba and he returned to the wild! McCarter first arrived here at the Jaguar Rescue Center around one month of age after […]
November 4, 2016

Volunteering with the Animals in Costa Rica: We Need YOU

Volunteer with the animals and create a purpose for your next vacation! We offer a unique, life-changing opportunity to work closely with Costa Rica’s flora and fauna. The main goal of our project is to rescue, rehabilitate and release as many animals back into their natural habitat as possible. However, we […]
October 8, 2016

Sloth Electrocutions in Costa Rica: Our Experience

Electrocutions caused by the poorly insulated power lines and transformers are a common and growing problem here in the South Caribbean. We rescued Mamasita after being electrocuted by the power lines and severely burned. Upon arrival we were worried for her survival. While examining her we realized she was pregnant!  After […]
June 7, 2017

Crocodile Release at the JRC

On Sunday, May 28th we received our largest visitor to date! A female American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) was found close to the road for a second time in the south Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the community of Gandoca, Costa Rica. The MINAE (Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía), with […]
March 2, 2017

Shaky’s Story: from Rescue to Release in Tortuguero

Shaky was a spider monkey who came to us as an orphaned baby. We believe hunters killed his mother with a slingshot. Shaky arrived missing an eye, leading us to believe he was hit in the eye with the slingshot as well. After his mother was killed he was kept […]
January 17, 2017

Release of Margay at the JRC

We are thrilled to announce that McCarter, one of our margays, has officially been released! Last Saturday night, we opened the door to his pre-release enclosure in La Ceiba and he returned to the wild! McCarter first arrived here at the Jaguar Rescue Center around one month of age after […]
November 4, 2016

Volunteering with the Animals in Costa Rica: We Need YOU

Volunteer with the animals and create a purpose for your next vacation! We offer a unique, life-changing opportunity to work closely with Costa Rica’s flora and fauna. The main goal of our project is to rescue, rehabilitate and release as many animals back into their natural habitat as possible. However, we […]