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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  • The shelter is Nice, the owner has a warm heart for the rescued amimals. Come and see for yourself:)  more »
  • It is important to support the sensitive work of rescue animals at risk and is a way to raise awareness and permeate empathy towards the planet and wildlife in general
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  • It was an great experience at the Jungla. Dorothy the owner and alle animals welcomed us so open hearted. Dorothy has a great heart for the animals and it wa nice to see how hard she tries to help the...  more »
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  • Jungla de Panama is an amazing place to learn about wildlife. The owner, Dorothy, rescues and rehabilitates animals, always with the aim of releasing them into the wild (or, in the case of dogs and cats, finding new owners for them). Her sons showed us around. We got to interact with some of the animals, which was really cool. I absolutely loved it.
  • I had the opportunity to meet Dorothy when i needed help rescuing 4 abandoned Toucan chicks. They had feathers and were close to fledging but had to be fed. I got to know the site, the family and staff and now I try to visit/ volunteer once a week. This iis not a zoo. You never know who will be there since the point is to rescue and release, but some can never go back, like Tony, the blind abandoned Pony ride pony and Pedro, the Speckled Owl with the broken beak, but these animals are family and used for educating the local community. Please visit when you are nearby, and bring the kids, who love feeding the parrots and owls. A treat for the whole family. Sorry you missed the Emerald Toucans. They have already flown to freedom. But there will be more.
  • Jungle De Panama is a truly amazing place from the rescued animals everywhere the view of volcan Buru volcano the new restaurant serving traditional Panamanian food and the camping area, hostel, efficiencies with rain forest deck with huge fireplace and barbeque area with exotic animals from spider monkeys to speckled & horned owls hands on feeding and educational tours available all day plus don't forget the karaoke on the weekends..... A must see place 10 min from Boquete, Panama...i visited a few days and ended up staying months..thanks Dorothy you have an amazing place A++
  • Very nice place to stay they have a hostal and 2 other private accommodations and take very good care of the injured and abused animales here in panama and also help people that find hurt or abused animals to get the right medicines to make them be able to recover and get back in the wild When all Possible :D
  • Gorgeous landscape...spritzing rain from nowhere...sit and experience the fresh clean air and all is well......
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