Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Canas

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#5 of 15 in Zoos & Aquariums in Costa Rica
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 planner , you can arrange your visit to Centro de Rescate Las Pumas and other attractions in Canas.
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  • The Center is small and it has quickly made the turn (30 min). The only advantage is to see the cats, something impossible in nature. But otherwise there are in fact few animals and it is no little or no explanation on their activity of rescue and animal care.
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  • This center is dedicated to educating the world about the importance of keeping our wildlife wild. It is a great rehabilitation center that definitely cares for its animals. Very informative, interest...  more »
  • Parking was located past the attendant, which provided a good sense of security when we left our bags in the car to view the animals. And, since the parking is provided in the center of the sanctuary,...  more »
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  • This is a wonderful place to see some of Costa Rica’s local animals up close. It’s a small park but definitely worth seeing, especially if you have children. There’s not really a cafeteria there so be sure to bring your own cold drinks and eat beforehand/afterwards.
  • Incredible experience with 12 kids ! we organized an educative journey for local kids from el Jobo a little fishing village and the experience at LAS PUMAS really impact them !
  • Good place to see local animals. Although they are enclosed in wire compounds they are well cared for. We were able to pet a toucan that is an ambassador for the rescue center.
  • Smaller than other sanctuaries I've been to but worth it if you're in the area. Perfect t place to stop on a long ride and you can tell the people that work there really care about the animals.
  • A beautiful place with a great mission of protection and conservation. Please donate if you enjoyed your time!
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