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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Canas

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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 builder, you can arrange your visit to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and other attractions in Canas.
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  • Great stop in Canas to see a variety of rescued animals, and even some wild monkeys roaming the property. From large cats to monkeys to birds... it's definitely worth a stop if you are nearby. We spen...  more »
  • This was a well placed stop on the way from the coast to the Arenal region. We knew it was a rescue center before stopping, but it is still sad to see caged animals. I would add though, that most of t...  more »
  • Although I like that the center is there for rescued animals the center needs a total overhaul. The cages were very sad looking! I would not go back  more »
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  • The website said the cost for us (Students) was $5 but when we showed up we were told it was $8, a bit annoying but it's going to a good cause so it's fine (the website is now updated to the new price, but wasn't when we went). As for the rescue center itself, it's great! Most of the animals had good sized enclosures, and as spectators we were able to see every animal, some were very active like the Puma and Jaguar and would hang out just on the other side of the fence. Sure, it wasn't perfect. Maybe the birds could have a bigger enclosure given how many there were, but they seemed like good people working hard to help these animals. Highly recommend stopping in and helping their cause. Our stop was short, saw everything in 45 minutes. Remember, this is a rescue center, not a zoo. Although you will get to see some cool animals, that's not the main purpose of this place. They are rehabilitating these animals, allowing people to come see them is a way to help pay for their many expenses.
  • If the story of the animals is true. Then its not a bad place ! I liked it.
  • They have several Large cats , birds and monkeys here . The park was really hot when we were there. They were alot of bugs and mosquitoes so bring bug replant. All the animals here are rescues.
  • Enjoyed the animals, and if you can donate to help.
  • A good cause and a place to see some wildlife that you can't otherwise easily see.

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