Animal Rescue Center

Cotopaxi Wildlife
Rescue Center

Before we can begin to bring about significant change, we must create awareness and educate our communities to understand and appreciate these amazing animals.

Do it with passion, and you can create a powerful narrative that touches and inspires people

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“We believe in the importance of education in the preservation and conservation of our wildlife...


Our mission began after we rescued a fawn that had lost her mom at the hands of hunters on the slopes of the Cotopaxi. The authorities encouraged us to give the fawn shelter, so we built a habitat for our new guest, “Juanita.” When the authorities returned, they were so impressed that they encouraged us to become an official rescue center.

We accepted the invitation, and after that, everything happened very quickly. Within a few months, we completed all of the formal animal rescue center permissions and certificates. Soon after, we answered a call from the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador asking us to receive a rescued parrot that afternoon. That was the moment we realized it was all for real!

Eight years later, dozens of animals across several species, including parrots, eagles and monkeys, have all stayed in our rescue center. Fortunately, many of these animals have ultimately been released to their natural habitats where they belong. All of these rescues were coordinated in collaboration with the environmental authorities.

Our wild species share spaces with some domestic animals also, such as rabbits and canaries, complementing our center with education and awareness programs for kids and nearby communities. The shelter serves as a transitional home for species that are presently hurt or unfit for the wild but that will one day reintegrate into their natural habitats, as well as a permanent residence for those that are never able to return. As part of our education program, people can visit our rescue center to get in touch and spend some time with our animals, learn about them, and fall in love with them.


“Are all the animals rescued apt for reinsertion in their natural habitat?"

Unfortunately not, about two thirds of the animals that come to the rescue center are here to stay. Most of them got phisically incapacitate, such as parrots with flying wings being cut.

There are other cases that the instincts and behavior is monitor to learn if where would be able to instinctly hunt or seek for food, if the experts can tell for sure the animals will be safe in the wild, those would also stay in our facilities. 

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What We Do

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Due to lack of information and wildlife trafficking many species end up illegally in homes and zoos.


Care & Evaluation

Authorities bring animal to be evaluated and prepared for liberation after a health and behavior analysis that can last several weeks or months.


Reinsertion to Natural Habitat

Parrots, hawks, monkeys, among others species have been reinserted. All of these rescues were coordinated in collaboration with the environmental authorities.


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