Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, Boquete

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Spend some time with rescue animals at Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge, a sanctuary for Panama's injured and abandoned creatures. The refuge encourages interaction with its residents, which include monkeys, parrots, snakes, turtles, chickens, goats, coatis, and others. Some of the animals here even engage in therapeutic treatment for local disabled and autistic children. Rest assured that the establishment takes good care of its critters, and all proceeds go towards upkeep and nonprofit work. For Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge and beyond, use our Boquete online trip maker to get the most from your Boquete vacation.
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  • We have come through a recommendation from the hostel to Dorothy and their animals, and I have to say it was definitely worth the visit. We came straight to the feeding round and before we knew what happened, we fed monkeys and parrots with bananas and walnuts, stroked the OWL and helped everywhere else, what was always just so. It was a great feeling that it interferes with the normal processes, since otherwise mostly rather feels in such places. Rescission was not feeling us but we felt, as we could in fact little help. Dorothy's target is always - if possible - to dismiss the animals back into the wilderness and the money you 'spends', is certainly in favour of animals!
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  • I have seen more animals in my back yard than this poor excuse for a place to visit. Without spending a whole lot of time typing, just avoid this place. All I can say is Really? Give me a break  more »
  • We loved our time here. We got to feed some monkeys and an owl. Their were cats and dogs roaming around to pet. The highlight was a new litter of puppies. Do check this place out and leave a donation ...  more »
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  • Dorothy is one of the nicest person. She truly cares for these animals. Casey - a 45 year old macaw is so friendly. We got to feed an owl and several other animals. Kids were wiped out after a long trail before getting to this place, but once in, we could not get them to leave after more than an hour. Do visit this place. It feels great to interact with these rescued animals.
  • The founder of this amazing place is in need of donations, please come by and spend some time with this rescued babies that need some TLC!!
  • Stopped in to see the monkeys and ended up spending hours, Dorothy the owner made us coffee and shared her story, her daughter shared her cooking skills and her excellent lentils and rice. The animals were great, Casey the McCaw and I bonded (mostly because Dorothy kept me well stocked with seeds and popcorn. Time well spent and a cause worth supporting.
  • Beautiful place with many animals. The staff is really nice and helpful and they explain in details. Highly recommended!
  • Remarkable place to visit the wide range of resident animals. Hostel for overnight visitors too.

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