About Us

a non-profit organization

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is funded solely by donations, our tours, and our volunteer program. 100% of your funds will go to ensuring the good health and safety of the animals in our care.

About the Wildlife Sanctuary

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured, sick, and orphaned Costa Rican wildlife. Our primary goal is the recovery and release of native animals back to their rainforest homes. We run a 24/7 veterinary clinic and provide medical treatment for all injured wildlife.

Many animals that come to Alturas have been domesticated, abused, or have suffered disabilities due to accidents. Some of these animals cannot be released back into the wild. Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary will provide a safe refuge for these animals for the rest of their lives.


24/7 Wild animal rescue and Rehabilitation

If you encounter an injured wild animal in Costa Rica please contact us on our Animal emergency phone number: +506 8589 7812

The main work that we do at Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary is rescue injured wildlife, treat them, rehabilitate them, and release them back into the wild. We run a fully equipped clinic and are lucky enough to have two specialist wildlife vets work full-time.

The main reason for wildlife intakes are due to road traffic accidents, electrocutions, domestic animal attacks, the pet trade and orphans. Since the initiation of this center, we have rescued over 2,000 animals!

Serving through Education

As humans impinge on the natural habitat of rain forest animals, many injuries occur. An important educational center for local, national, and international visitors, Alturas is improving human-wildlife co-existence through education, reducing human-related wildlife injuries.

Please join us with your gift. You will be providing life-saving care and rehabilitation for rainforest animals and important education that protects their futures!

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Our Team