Our Residents


A manatee on its way to the butcher. An anteater, kept as a pet. A river otter destined for a zoo. A primate languishing in some tiny cage in a market.

Meet our temporary residents!They come into our Center in a frenzied rush. An animal is in danger, and it needs to be rescued urgently.

A call is made, a team is dispatched, and the entire Center comes alive to receive our newest resident. But no matter what the species, and what condition they are, all animals in need of rescue are welcomed into the Rainforest Awareness Rescue and Education Center.

RAREC spares no effort or expense when it comes to securing the welfare of our rescued animals. We're grateful for the support of our specialists, our vets, our biologists, and our volunteers, who work with us every step of the rescue and rehabilitation process. And we are indebted to our partners in conservation, not only for the financial support, but for the logistical support as well.

All the wild animals that arrive to our Center as rescues are only temporary residents. Our goal is to rehabilitate them so that they will one day return to their natural habitat. Our aim is to strengthen the numbers of specimens in the wild, to aid the preservation of the many endangered species in the Amazon.

As such, we face each day with the hope that a brighter future awaits the species we care for, and with the sobering awareness that one bittersweet day, we will say good-bye to each and every one of our residents. But in the end, it is our joy and our privilege to care for our many wild residents, so that they can help save their species the best way they can: By living happy and full lives in the Rainforest, where they belong.