The Story of Dota – our Puma.

picture of dota our puma

Why is the puma called “Dota” in our Sanctuary?

Dota, a puma from the region of San Gerardo de Dota, found her way to the Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center under tragic circumstances.

When her mother fell victim to an unfortunate incident—a farmer‘s decision to take her life, driven by concerns over cattle predation. Left orphaned and vulnerable, Dota‘s formative days were marred by this horrible loss. The tender age at which she arrived at the rescue center deprived her of the critical teachings she needed to master the art of hunting, and lack of fear of humans, does not allow her to return to her natural habitat.

Would you like to help? You can easily make a donation here,
do an internship or just simply visit Dota in our wildlife lifetime sanctuary.

Would you like to get involved yourself?

Become an Intern and have a unique wildlife experience.

Veterinary Internship

Veterinary interns work directly with our highly experienced veterinarian and our rehabilitation staff. You will assist with with animal intakes, exams, treatments, surgeries, feeding and record keeping.

Wildlife Internship​

Work hands-on in the Lifetime Care Sanctuary, Endangered Species Breeding Center and the Rescue Center, feeding animals, conducting behavioral research, and creating enriching experiences for our non-releasable animals or even clicker train our Jaguar „Guapo“.

Road to freedom Internship

This internship gives you the unique opportunity to not only see, but to play an active part in what we call: The Road to Freedom. Aid the animals in their release, monitor and research them and their second chance at life in the wild, the final step on their Road to Freedom.

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