A very special animal rescue center on the Caribbean

The idea behind the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, is not just to give the animals a temporary or permanent home, but to ensure that they are cared for in an environment that mimicks their natural environment. Sandro and Encar’s backgrounds taught them how to care for these creatures, and their philosophy centers on the idea that most animals don’t need to be locked up. Their passion is to give the sick and injured animals a new life, and to ultimately release them back into their Caribbean jungle home.

The Jaguar Rescue Center was named for an orphaned and sick baby jaguar that was brought to Encar and Sandro for care. Sadly, that baby jaguar was found too late and ultimately didn’t survive. The staff and volunteers at the JRC work tirelessly, honoring the spirit of that young animal, to save the lives of as many animals as they can.

Filming in this location is one of the many ways you can support their daily effort to rescue, rehabilitate and protect the wild animals of Costa Rica and at the same time an unforgettable experience and unique chance to get a close look and learn about all these very special guests.

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Sara Rossi