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Foundation Jaguar Rescue Center
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$110.00*
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Jaguar Rescue Center and La Ceiba Private Reserve Tour from Limon
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Jaguar Rescue Center Public Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $20 per person. Children under 10 are FREE! No reservation needed for public tours. 1.5 hours Private Tours: Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday) $60 per person. Children under 10 FREE! Reservation required for private tours. 2.5 hours WHAT TO BRING: The tours are outside and you will be walking. Water, sunblock, rain jacket or poncho, insect repellent, closed shoes. ALSO VISIT LA CEIBA NATURE RESERVE FOR DAY AND EVENING NATURE HIKES
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Lexington, Kentucky
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“Nicely Run -”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

The Jaguar Center is a very well run business. It is staffed with young, enthusiastic employees, who are eager to answer any question about any animal. Surprisingly, there are no jaguars there. As I understand it, a jaguar was rescued by a family and kept in or near their home. They then got the idea to expand their rescue, and their facilities, having had success with the jaguar. Animals housed there indigenous to Costa Rica include, but are not limited to, howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, and parrots. There is one cat there - the Tigrillo or the Margay Cat (I cannot remember which).

The monkey cage is particularly interesting because they actually let you go into the cage (don't try to touch or hold onto the small, most active one! He/she bites).

Most of the animals there, once rehabilitated from an injury, are encouraged to resume their lives in the jungle. There are a few exceptions. For example, there were some birds there that had their wings clipped and could no longer fly. They were not released. Another was a (deer), a doe that had become so pet-like that they could not let her on her own in the jungle.

I highly recommend this approximately 2-hour excursion - it is relatively inexpensive and a good way to spend the afternoon, particularly if you are traveling with children. The entrance fee goes back into the business, as do the proceeds from the crafts and souvenirs sold there. You can consider them donations to a great cause!

Visited January 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Don't miss this tour”
Reviewed February 5, 2014

The staff is very friendly and they are keen to answer all your questions about the animals. The highlights of the tour were definitely watching the funny sloths close up hanging off their trees as well as the visit in the monkey cage.

Visited January 2014
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Oskaloosa, Kansas
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“A must see when in the area.”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

A great value!! Very informative and educational. Very clean. Fun interacting with the various animals in both the cages and roaming the center. Great family activity. Many more animals that the name indicates. We will definitely return.

Visited January 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews
“Baby Monkeys”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

We got to play with baby monkeys! Do I need to say more?
Apparently I do b/c there is a 50 character min. I also got to pet a very docile deer that licked my husband on the hand like a dog

Visited January 2014
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Burnaby, Canada
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“informative and interactive”
Reviewed February 3, 2014

Loved the guide, she was a volunteer from Canada. She helped explain the purpose of the rescue center and it really seems like they are well intentioned. It was great to get close to the monkeys and animals.

Visited January 2014
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