Wild Sun Rescue Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Cabuya, Costa Rica. We border the Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve, home to hundreds of unique animal and plant species. Wild Sun is not only dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of our local wildlife but also to finding solutions to the problems they are facing. Through reforestation projects, preserving biological corridors, and educational programs we hope to make a difference in our environment by preserving biodiversity.
Home to CARES Project Costa Rica
Participants stay and work on our enchanting 5-acre campus. See About for more information on the accommodations. This allows you to be on deck for any incoming emergencies, work closely with ICU patients, and enjoy the camaraderie of the team within the learning environment. We want our students to get the maximum learning experience during their time with us.
Cabo Blanco Nature Reserve is the pioneer of wildlife and environmental conservation in Costa Rica, which became the first protected area in Costa Rica in 1963. Situated on the extreme southern tip of the Nicoya peninsula it protects 1788 hectares of ocean and 1270 hectares of tropical forest, 15% of which is primary forest where rare tree, bird and other endangered animal species can find refuge.
Up until now, 150 species of trees and around 240 species of birds have been recorded in Cabo Blanco, making it an important wildlife sanctuary.
Among Cabo Blanco’s endangered animals are the Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot, Jaguarundi, Margay cat, Spotted Owl, Caracara, and Giant Egret.
Our baby anteater has nearly tripled in size since she arrived at 3 weeks of age! She's clearly overcoming her blind eye and injuries we discovered when she was found alone in a river on a stormy day. She was skillfully syringe fed for months, now she climbs and forages ants and termites everyday! In a few more months she'll be able to join Artie, who we released this past summer at the rescue center.