We got to go to the Jaguar Rescue Center. Ok, let’s just get this out of the way before we even begin. No, there were no Jaguars at the rescue center. I knew you were gonna ask that… They did have other wild cats — a marquay, an ocelot, and two jaquarundi — but no Jaguars at the moment. Thankfully, none needed rescuing!
The Jaguar Rescue Center is in Cocles, near the Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo. We took a bus from Cauhita with my brothers and mom and dad and my Meme. We really thought it was amazing.
When we got off the bus we walked a short way into the jungle and we saw the sign for the Jaguar Rescue Center. Before we even went in we saw a three toed sloth being rescued! There was a man on a ladder wearing rubber gloves and some other workers trying to get a sloth off the power lines. It didn’t want to let go! They were worried he would get close to the transformer and get electrocuted. Here is a video of the rescue!
When we went inside we saw so many snakes and monkeys! There was also two jaquarundis that lost their mother, and a very old ocelot who was too old to hunt, and marquay that was rescued because somebody was trying to sell it as a pet. There was a cranky pelican who had a hurt wing who wanted to battle Zevy. We didn’t let him. I think Heavy Zevy would have won though. We all loved the adorable baby monkeys and sloths. We saw so many amazing animals. This was not a zoo. It was only for injured animals, some could heal and could be released into the jungle, but some couldn’t. I think it is a great place where I would want to work someday.
Tammi the anteater
American crocodile. Rescued with machete wounds and missing an eye. He was going to be someone’s dinner!
White tailed deer. Yes! They have deer in Costa Rica.
Baby 2 toed sloth!
Feel the feels! Baby 2 toed sloth
Cranky pelican. His name is Pistachio and he would like to attack!
Meme keeping Zevy safe from Pistachio! He wanted to join the animals!
I love Sloths! by Boy 2
We went to Jaguar Rescue Center. We saw a basket full of baby sloths. We saw our first Spider Monkey!
basket full of baby sloths! I just want to snuggle them all!