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Centro de Rescate Las Pumas, Canas

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Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Shelter for wildlife, admission is not cheap but it's for a good cause. Lovely animals, good as stop-over (1 hour)
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  • We went to the Centro de Rescate in the heat of the day and still enjoyed a leisurely stroll around, mostly in the shade while spotting adorable cats of all sizes, monkeys, parrots, and toucans throug...  more »
  • My family really loved this place. It's a great chance to get up close to some of Costa Rica's coolest wildlife. The big cats are just gorgeous, as are the birds, and the monkeys are a ton of fun for ...  more »
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  • This place wasn't extremely expensive (I think $12/adult), but even so, I was disappointed. All of the cats aside from the jaguar were sleeping, on platforms up very high so you couldn't see anything but an empty exhibit. The jaguar came out for a minute, before retreating into the forest out of site, but at least we actually saw something there. I understand the animals are what they are, but why not make their beds a bit lower so you can at least see them? Otherwise, what's the point in going? There was also very little signage- many exhibits had none at all which was disappointing. A place that prides itself on education and preservation should try a bit harder to educate. The name of the animal isn't enough. We left feeling jipped. The parrots were neat, they say "hola" which is a fun novelty. There were a few monkeys and a badger, I think it was? Sure, fine, but there are much better places to see the cats. I recommend doing LaPaz Gardens and waterfall if you want to see great cat exhibits!
  • A great chance to see some amazing rescued big cats up close.
  • Muy bonito, lindas especies y excelente trabajo de educación ambiental.
  • Highly recommended place, is nice to see Bruno the Puma jumping and above all the story of Rafa Jaguar.
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