Here at the Macaw Sanctuary we are currently working with some of the most endangered species native to Costa Rica. We are striving to ensure a better future for these animals through the improvement of their local habitats and the reintroduction of certain species back into the wild, helping to increase their population size.
As there has never been a protocol written for what we do here, we are continuously carrying out in depth research within the project to help improve procedures.
Also of great importance to the project are other animals that do not belong to the endangered list but still deserve an equal amount of support and care.
The animals living at the sanctuary have been taken out of the wild as a result of the demand of trade in the international black-market for pets. In addition to native species there are exotic species of animals coming from environments outside of Costa Rica such as Africa, Brazil, Australia and Panamá that receive special care.
These supplementary species give our team of scientists the opportunity to expand their knowledge and improve their professional skills in respect to health care for wild animals in captivity. This knowledge can then be transferred over to enhance and benefit the lives of the other animals that live here.
Many animals here will never be able to learn how to live on their own and are permanent residents under our care. Nevertheless they still have a very important job of helping the other animals in the wild.
They help draw the interest of a more vast range of people. This allows us to educate these interested people about the many marvelous creatures that share are planet with us and what must be done to ensure a better future for these animals.
Birds at El Manantial
Mamals at El Manantial