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Birds (Arboreal)
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Lizards & Snakes
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New World Primates

Rescate Animal is a wildlife rehabilitation facility that was founded in 1995 and is based on 36 acres of natural forest in the province of Alajuela, Costa Rica, with two release sites in Golfito and the Nicoya Peninsula. Rescate Animal’s mission is to protect and restore the country’s biodiversity through wildlife rehabilitation and endangered species breeding and reintroduction. Rescate Animal works very closely with the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Ministerio de Ambiente y Energía; MINAE) and is the primary facility for placement of wildlife rescued or confiscated by National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC). In 2016, Rescate Animal provided care for roughly 3,000 native animals of varying species and taxa, the vast majority of which were birds, primates and reptiles.