I vicited this animal refuge while at Samaipata and it was nice only smaller then expected and there seemed to be more people then necesary working there. They offer an volunteer... read more
Located only 2km from Samaipata, Zoologico El Refugio is an animal refuge...
Located only 2km from Samaipata, Zoologico El Refugio is an animal refuge created in 2002 in order to offer rescued animals a better life. Passionate about animals and nature, Manu, the charming owner, welcomes and gives homes to animals that were brutalized, needed to be cared for or just simply needed a family. At the refuge, you will meet wild and domestic animals: monkeys, parrots, birds of prey, as well as coatis, ocelots, agoutis and dogs... Animal lovers will be won over!
For the horse riders, you also have opportunity to hack on wonderful paths in the lush green valley. Families will be pleased by the children's installations and play area. If you wish to be immersed in this unique environment, you can also stay overnight in a fully equipped and charming room, the ideal place to stay close to animals from sunrise to sunset. For the budget travelers, you can put your tent up in our camping area.
So what are you waiting for ?? Come and meet Chita, Madidi, Pipo, Yoyo , Spirit... And all the other animals of the refuge that await for your visit.
If you wish to volunteer or support our project, please do not hesitate to contact us.