The Jaguar Rescue Center (JRC) is a temporary or permanent home for ill, injured, and orphaned animals. With a focus on monkeys, sloths, other mammals, birds, and reptiles.

The JRC provides veterinary services, round-the-clock care, and comfort to animals that would otherwise be unable to survive the rainforest or the Caribbean waters.

The JRC receives over 300 sloths each year. From adults who may have been electrocuted on a badly insulated power line, hit by cars, or attacked by dogs to newborn babies who have been orphaned.

From baby to release, a sloth might stay at the center for up to 2 years. They structure a growing infant sloth’s time at the center as 'kindergarten,' 'middle school,' 'high school' and finally 'sloth university,' which helps them develop together and learn the skills essential for survival in the wild.


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