Children, on a school trip,
take a candy break, while enjoying
Many films are shot, on location at LA MARINA.
This one is produced by BBC. It pictures an
immature Margay. It's mother was found dead
so the zoo took it in. Some animals can be
released back into the wild, but others
This Howler baby was found without a mother.
When it was old enough, it was released back
into the wild. Eventually it was accepted by
a troop in the area.This work takes a lot of
love and many sleeplesshours. Much money is
spent to take care of the special needs of
these animals.Any donations would be
A Tapir. How would you describe this animal? LA MARINA
was the first place in Costa Rica to breed
them in captivity. Much of their property is
devoted to these animals.
Update April 9,2005 The following picture were taken by
veterinarian Dr Christian Gonzalez
One picture is of Dr Gonzalez.
ZOO IMPROVEMENTS JUAN JOSE AND HIS FAMILY AND WORKERS
HAVE WITHIN THE PAST MONTHS
(thru november 2005) HAVE MADE MANY
CHANGES TO THE ZOO. PLEASE COME AND EXPLORE.
IS THIS A NEW TRAIL ENTRANCE OR WHAT? WHAT
IS ITS PURPOSE WHERE DOES IT GO?????
COME AND FIND OUT
the following pictures were taken by Christian,
the vet. late 2005
Juan Jose having a conversation with one
of his Cats. i will try and get a better
picture next time.
The following pictures were taken April 2006
You may be wondering what an African Lioness is doing in Central America. Itwas a gift of the BBC. It is in interesting story. I will write it up in the future.
There is also another lioness.
the Hawk was brought in with a broken right leg.(see Photo) About a week after these photos were taken the hawk was released back into the wild
The otter was just brought in the day I took the picture. The peccary had been there a month and was doing well. By later in the afternoon the female otter was eating and relaxing with her new best friend.
The picture below is a Hybred Macaw . Not the best photo. It however gives you an idea of the beautiful and unusual colors of these birds. The parents of this bird freely chose each other to be together.
On a school outing students came from over an hour away to see the Rescue Center
Dr Gonzalez give the students an introduction to the purpose of a Wildlife Rescue Center. Then they explore the property.