The story goes that when the rescue center first opened they had gotten a margay that needed help, well apparently margays look like baby jaguars. I guess, 'Jaguar' just sorta stuck.
Regardless, the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo is a MUST DO. *This is the Puerto Viejo on the Caribbean side of the country close to the Panamanian border.
We'd been wanting to go to the rescue center for the LONGest. I'm serious, it's one of the BEST things we've done in Costa Rica, well at least in the TOP 20. The rescue center conducts 2 tours a day and has many animals under their care: sloths, howler monkeys, exotic birds, snakes, margays etc. and it's VERY informative and when it comes to the howler monkey's- HANDS-ON.... way cool. *Check out this video to understand why we're able to touch the moneky's.
For those of you into SNAKES, they got a LOT of them, like this eye-lash pit viper.
Here's our video of the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica. I think this is one of our BEST videos to date:
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