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Jungla de Panama Wildlife Refuge

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Address: Palmira Centro, Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +011 507 6968-6010
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A Visit Worth Making

Dorothy and her boys do a great job looking after the animals in the refuge. She makes time to introduce you to all of them and tells you a little about each and how they ended... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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Kingston, Canada
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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Super glad I spent some time here. This place encourages interaction with animals. Not very big and there's not much around, but you can really tell that the owner is passionate of what she does and really cares about the animals. I wish I couldve stayed longer and help out a bit. Thanks for sharing your love for the animals... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I learned so much from Dorothy, if I had more time here in Boquete I would be there everyday to help her out. She is so caring and so well educated about all the animals. If you go please donate - everything helps as its run just by her and her children! We were allowed to fully interact with the... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Just finished a great visit. So many different animals and so much fun. Got to hang out with an adorable spider monkey named daisy. Super good time and would recommend it to anyone. Kids would especially have a good time. This place runs on donations but no official cover charge.

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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We have the opportunity to meet Dorothy and her sons. She showed us the place, we have the chance to interact face to face with different rescued animals who showed to us the love they are receiving there... all are so friendly and for kids is amazing to have the chance to feed monkeys, goats, bunnies, chickens, owl and even... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Dorothy and her boys do a great job looking after the animals in the refuge. She makes time to introduce you to all of them and tells you a little about each and how they ended up in her care. In many cases, it's a "hands on" experience as you can feed the spider monkey, the owl and the parrot.... More 

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Plymouth, MN
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The animal residents here NEED a refuge, as they are either abused, injured, or out of their element when brought here. Dorothy does a great job with limited resources. Visit www.jungladepanama.com to see more details and donate. If you are really lucky, Daisy the spider monkey will wrap her tail around your arm, a sign she likes you, and Casey... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I can get a bit irritated by the comments of other people below. Remember this is a project from someone who cares about abused animals. I was there this morning and saw the passion and good care for this animals from the owner and her kids. The cages are not to small. If you hear the stories from in which... More 

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Whitby, Ontario
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited the sanctuary and enjoyed the walking tour immensely. My granddaughter was allowed to hold a baby armadillo that was rescued. A lot of beautiful birds on display as well.

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Marseille, France
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

When we arrived at this place it looked run down and closed. We pushed in the gate and there was no one around. We spotted a spider monkey in a relatively small cage for the size of the animal and went over for a look. The cage had no facilities and not much to entertain a bored looking animal. After... More 

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Salem, OR
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were there for June and July and the doors were chained shut. We asked around town and were told many different things, but everyone agreed that it was closed down at least for now.

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