Rescue Center

Closed to the general public


Rescue centers, release and conservation breeding of wild species

Our goal is to protect and restore biodiversity in the country, which is why we have programs for rehabilitation and release of wild species in protected areas:

Centro de Rescate de Vida Silvestre Tropical (CRVST)
Neotropical Wildlife Rescue Center
Closed to the public

It is one of the largest rescue centers in Central America. It is located in La Garita de Alajuela, on the same estate as the Zoo Ave, but has its own facilities. Main objective: attend, rehabilitate, and reintegrate in their natural environment orphaned animals, wounded or who have been abused as pets.




Centro de Reproducción de Animales en Vías de Extinción (CRAVE)
Animal Endangered Reproduction Center
Closed to the public

This center is responsible for reproducing endangered birds or those that their populations are reduced according to the law. The CRAVE has been specialized in reproducing species such as the Scaret Macaw, Curassow Great, and Tinamú. Individuals born in the CRAVE are released according to their geographical distribution in our centers in Golfito or Guanacaste. This center serves as an ideal site for research and improving ex-situ breeding techniques.




Centro de Investigación y Conservación de Fauna Silvestre San Josecito, Golfito, Puntarenas
Center for Research and Conservation of Wildlife San Josecito, Golfito, Puntarenas
Closed to the public

Research Center for Wildlife Conservation San Josecito is located in the Golfo Dulce region, in the canton of Golfito, Puntarenas province, in the southwest of Costa Rica. It is specifically located 16 kilometers north of Golfito (8 ° 39 '73 North, 83 ° 15' 30 West). It consists of a coastal valley of an approximate area of 5 km² and is surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park which covers an area of 22000 hectares.

The center works to restore populations of species that disappeared from the area and develop, through research, management ex-situ techniques aimed at the preservation of native wildlife in the southern zone of Costa Rica.

Establishes a restoration program ex-situ aimed at restoring the missing or threatened faunal diversity of the area of San Josecito, Golfo Dulce. It also develops and improves wildlife management ex-situ techniques directed to preserving the biodiversity of Costa Rica.

In this center, we can find species such as Orange Chin Parakeet, the peacock, Chestnut Billed Tucan, Squirrel Monkey, Scarlet Macaws, Pelicans, Agoutis, Tepezcuintles, and various species of snakes and butterflies.




Refugio de Vida Silvestre Bosque Escondido en Nicoya, Guanacaste
Wildlife Refuge Bosque Escondido in Nicoya, Guanacaste
Closed to the public

The property is located in Pilas de Canjel , it has an area of 720 hectares. It is entirely cover by regular size secondary forest, with some remnants of primary forest in the beds of streams and creeks.

In Guanacaste, the main objective is to provide a more suitable environment for the animals of the northern zone of the country and those who are not in breeding and release programs because of their physical condition or age. At present, the population density is very high, so it is considered important to have a center in the northern zone fo the country so that these animals are in a more suitable habitat to its natural state and incidentally offer an alternative for MINAE with regard to maintaining seized animals.

Species that have been released in the area are Macaws, Iguanas, Congo Monkeys, Spider Monkeys, Deer, Parrots, among others.