Jaguar Rescue Centre
The Jaguar Rescue Centre (Spanish: Jaguar Centro de Rescate) is an animal rescue centre located near Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in the Limón Province of Costa Rica. The centre is dedicated to the rehabilitation of mistreated, injured, orphaned, and/or confiscated animals. Once the animals are fully rehabilitated, they are reintroduced into their natural habitats in protected areas within Costa Rica. Visitors are permitted in the centre during certain times each day and are able to interact with many of the animals, including the howler monkey. The center is run by Sandro and Encar Garcia, a husband and wife team of zoologists. The center rehabilitates numerous mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. The centre also houses a large serpentarium of venomous and nonvenomous snakes native to Costa Rica.