OUR WILDLIFE

Hi, I am Dota.

Dota represents our wildlife in the Sanctuary.Tragically, a she arrived at the Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center under precarious circumstances. She comes from San Gerardo de Dota.

Our Wildlife

Find out which animals you can spot at Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center. Just navigate to our list of residents or find our about the background story of our long term residents.

Our Wildlife Stories

Guapo

Jaguar

Dota

Mountain Lion/Puma

Pita

Mountain Lion/Puma

Coquita

White Faced Monkey

Chimuelo

White Faced Monkey

Toucan peering through foliage in Costa Rica wildlife sanctuary missing beak
Grecia †

Chestnut-Mandibled Toucan

KIVU the lion
KIVU †

African Lion

Spot Our Wildlife in the Sanctuary

At the moment there are 119 species in the sanctuary.

October 2023

Birds
Native species

Barn-Owl
Bat Falcon
Black-and-white Owl
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck
Black-faced Solitaire
Blue-headed Parrot
Blue-winged Teal
Bronzed Cowbird
Brown-throated Parakeet
Clay-colored Thrush
Collared AracariHoffmann’s Woodpecker
Keel-billed Toucan
King Vulture
Lesser Scaup
Lesson’s Motmot
Mealy Parrot
Montezuma Oropendola
Morelet’s Seedeater
Common Black Hawk
Crested Caracara
Crested Guan
Crimson-fronted Parakeet
Double-striped Thick-Knee
Double-toothed Kite
Fiery-billed Aracari
Fulvous Whistling Duck
Gray Hawk
Gray-headed Chachalaca
Great Blue Heron
Great Curassow
Great Green Macaw
Great Kiskadee
Great Tinamou

Mottled Owl
Northern Emerald-Toucanet
Olive-throated Parakeet
Orange-chinned Parakeet
Orange-fronted Parakeet
Pacific Screech-Owl

Birds
Native species

Red-lored Parrot
Red-tailed Hawk
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ruddy Ground Dove

Scarlet Macaw
Silver-throated Tanager
Spectacled Owl
Striped Owl
Swainson’s Hawk
Thicket Tinamou
Tropical Screech-Owl
White-crowned Parrot
White-fronted Parrot
White-winged Dove
Yellow-headed Caracara
Yellow-naped Parrot
Yellow-throated Euphonia
Yellow-throated Toucan

Exotic species

Blue-and-yellow Macaw
Budgerigar
Cockatiel
Domestic chicken
Egyptian Goose
Emu
Golden Pheasant
Green Pheasant
Hybrid Macaw
Lovebird
Mallard
Ostrich
Peacock
Red-legged Partridge
Red-masked Parakeet
Rock Pigeon
Silver Pheasant
Yellow-crowned Parrot
Yellow-headed Parrot

Fish
Native species

Tropical Gar

Exotic species

Suckermouth Catfish

Mammals
Native species
Exotic species

Baird’s Tapir

Black-crowned Central American Squirrel Monkey
Central American Agouti
Collared Peccary
Coyote
Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey
Gray Fox
Greater Grison
Grey-crowned Central American Squirrel Monkey
Hoffmann’s Two-toed Sloth
Jaguar
Kinkajou
Margay
Ocelot
Puma
Varigated Squirrel
White-faced Capuchin Monkey
White-lipped Peccary
White-tailed Deer

Common Marmoset
Donkey
Falabella Horse
Geoffroy’s Tamarin
Guinea Pig
Mini Pig
Sheep

Reptiles
Native species

American Crocodile
Black Wood Turtle
Central American Boa
Mesoamerican Slider
Nicaraguan Slider
Ornate Wood Turtle
Scorpion Mud Turtle
South American Snapping Turtle
Spectacled Caiman

Reptiles
Exotic species

African Spurred Tortoise
Burmese Python
Matamata Turtle
Red-eared Slider
Red-footed Tortoise

Animals off public

these are in our Rehabilitation Center, Hospital or Release Site

145 species (October 2023)

Anfibios
Native species

Mesoamerican Cane Toad
Red-eyed Tree Frog
Veined Tree Frog

Birds
Native species

Inca Dove
Bank Swallow
Bare-shanked Screech-Owl
Bare-throated Tiger-Heron
Barred Antshrike
Black Phoebe
Black Vulture
Black-thighed Grosbeak
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Blue-and-white Swallow
Blue-black Grassquit
Blue-gray Tanager
Blue-throated Goldentail
Blue-vented Hummingbird
Boat-billed Heron
Brown Pelican
Buffy-crowned Wood-Partridge
Cabanis’s Ground-Sparrow
Cabanis’s Wren
Cape May Warbler
Cattle Egret
Collared Forest-Falcon
Common Ground Dove
Common Pauraque
Common Potoo
Common Tern
Cooper’s Hawk
Double-toothed Kite
Eastern Meadowlark
Elegant Euphonia
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
Golden-browed Chlorophonia
Golden-hooded Tanager
Gray-cowled Wood-Rail
Great Egret
Great-tailed Grackle
Greater Yellowlegs
Green Kingfisher
Green-crowned Brilliant
Groove-billed Ani

Harris’s Hawk
House Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Laughing Falcon
Lesser Goldfinch
Lineated Woodpecker
Long-tailed Manakin

Birds
Native species

Magnificent Frigatebird
Masked Tityra
Melodious Blackbird
Middle American Screech-Owl
Morelet’s Seedeater
Olive-backed Euphonia
Orange-billed Sparrow
Pacific Screech-Owl
Painted Bunting
Palm Tanager
Purple Gallinule
Red-billed Tropicbird
Red-legged Honeycreeper
Red-throated Ant-Tanager
Ringed Kingfisher
Roadside Hawk
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Rose-throated Becard
Rough-winged Swallow
Rufous-collared Sparrow
Rufous-naped Wren
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Scarlet-rumped Tanager
Scarlet-thighed Dacnis
Scintillant Hummingbird
Scrub Euphonia
Short-tailed Hawk
Silver-throated Tanager
Social Flycatcher
Sora
Southern Lapwing
Streak-backed Oriole
Summer Tanager
Swainson’s Hawk
Swainson’s Thrush
Swallow-tailed Kite
Thick-billed Seed-Finch
Tropical Mockingbird
Turquoise-browed Motmot
Variable Seedeater
Violet Sabrewing
White-collared Manakin
White-tailed Kite
White-vented Euphonia
White-winged Dove
Yellow-bellied Seedeater
Yellow-bellied Siskin
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-crowned Euphonia
Yellow-faced Grassquit
Yellow-green Vireo
Yellow-tailed Oriole
Yellow-throated Euphonia

Exotic species

Domestic Canary
Tricolored Munia

Mammals
Native species

Common Raccoon
Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth
Common Opossum
Costa Rican Forest Rabbit
Derby’s Woolly Opossum
Long-tailed Weasel
Mantled Howler Monkey
Mexican Mouse Opossum
Mexican Porcupine
Nine-banded Armadillo
Northern Tamandua
Paca
Striped Hog-nosed Skunk
Tayra
Virginia Opossum
White-nosed Coati

Exotic species

Domestic Ferret

Reptiles
Native species

Black Spiny-tailed Iguana
Black-banded Cat-eyed Snake
Blood Snake
Brown Wood-Turtle
Central American Boa
Central American Coral Snake
Cloudy Snail-eating Snake
Common Basilisk
Common Cat-eyed Snake
Green Iguana
Hoffmann’s Earth Snake
Neotropical Whip Snake
Puffing Snake
Spotted Coffee Snake
Tiger Rat Snake
White-lipped Mud Turtle

Exotic species

Leopard gecko

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