The concept of releasing captive animals into a safe environment is a popular concept for conservationists worldwide and Taricaya was the first official center of its kind in Peru. Since 2006 Taricaya Rescue Center receives wild animals that have been taken away from the forest for illegal traffic and as pets. The animals enter a rehabilitation program to recover their health and abilities before they are release back into their natural habitat. The qualified staff (biologists and veterinarians) with the help of the volunteers constantly monitors the progress of our residents. Along the main goal of release there are several captive breeding programs and the reintroduction of groups of certain species that have been hunted to extinction locally.
VISIT THE ANIMALS! Take a tour around the rescue center and visit the different animals we shelter there. See the family of spider monkeys, howler monkeys, Theo the Tapir, Preciosa our resident jaguar, Simba our resident puma, macaws, and many other animals we care for with the aim to release and if it is not possible, to give them the best quality of life in captivity.