rescuing Daniel the giant river otter pupRAREC is primarily a wildlife rescue center. From our base of operations in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, we rescue wild animals in danger, to bring them to our facility for treatment, as we prepare them for their return to the wild.

RAREC is a fully licensed and authorized rescue and rehabilitation center. We coordinate our efforts with the Peruvian Environmental Police, and our long standing cooperation agreement has been recognized by the Peruvian Government.

Our wildlife rescue team stands ready to perform any type of rescue, under any conditions. When we receive notice from the Police about an animal in need of assistance, we dispatch veterinarians, biologists, and assistants as part of our rescue team. We then secure transport of the animal back to our facility, for further examination and medical treatment.

Since 2011, Team RAREC has rescued Amazonian manatees, ocelots, tapirs, different species of anteaters and tree sloths, a giant river otter, and a number of primates such as spider and woolly monkeys. After an animal completes their rehabilitation process (and if they are able to return to the wild) they are released, in order to help their continued subsistence as a species, in the Rainforest.

Maynas the dwarf manatee