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Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Internship Programme, Costa Rica

1-20 weeks from

£515
18+
minimum age

  • Work with rescued wildlife in the Costa Rican jungle
  • Learn from wildlife vets about how to take care of injured wildlife
  • Assist in mission to protect and restore Costa Rica’s biodiversity
  • The largest centre of its kind, offering everyone a unique experience

"I had an amazing 4 weeks working at the sanctuary."

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I had an amazing 4 weeks working at the sanctuary. With so many different animals coming into the rescue centre and all of the resident animals in the lifetime care sanctuary, we were kept very busy. The focus is very much on animal welfare and I learnt so much about animal psychology and natural behaviours.

The intern manager was with us all of the time and is involved in all of the tasks and it was so satisfying to see animals come into the rescue centre and then to watch them return to the wild at one of the release sites.

I was not expecting the organisation to be so big and have such a diversity of animals and given the chance I would go back in a heartbeat.

Wildlife Rescue & Rehab Internship Programme, Costa Rica

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