Established in 1994, Inti Warra Yassi strives to rescue and protect animals affected by the animal trade, providing them with a natural environment to live in and reintroducing them to the wild if possible. There are three different wildlife custody centres: Parque Machía in Cochabamba; Parque Ambue Ari near the village of Santa María; and Parque Jacj Cuisi, the newest wildlife centre, located in La Paz. Between the three centres there is a wide range of animals including various species of monkeys and birds, jaguars, pumas and turtles. Vetinary or biology experience is not required, although it is a bonus, all that is required is a passion for helping animals and volunteers must be prepared to stay at least 15 days. The work can be challenging but very rewarding and involves taking care of individual animals as well as helping with the daily routine of keeping the park running e.g. preparing the food for the animals, washing cages, helping with medication, night watch, etc. For more details about each park and to volunteer, please visit the Inti Warra Yassi website or enquire by email.