August 18, 2017

A New Life for Confiscated Capuchins at the JRC

Recently, we received two white faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) after being confiscated by the MINAE (Ministerio de Ambiente y Energia) from two separate owners. They were living horrible lives, a 4-year-old male trapped inside of a box with little to no sunlight and slits just barely big enough for the poor […]
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 […]