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Parroquia Tarqui-Puyo
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 5
Category: Other
Host ID: 16614
Country: Ecuador

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Last Updated: March 11, 2019

Be a volunteer in our ZOO!! Located in the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin we are not only a refuge for orphaned and rescued animals for but we also help to preserve the Amazonian wildlife. By volunteering at our zoo you will have a once in a life time opportunity to work with our various big cats including Jaguars, Ocelots and our Puma family. As well as big cats we also have and offer you the opportunity to work closely with capuchin, spider and woolly monkeys, macaws, peccaries, capybaras and tapirs as well as many more animals. Volunteers are asked to work 5 days and a half per week and between the hours of 8:00-12:00 and 15:00-16:00 just 5 hours a day.
Volunteers are provided with
• 3 meals a day.
• Housing with comfortable beds, private bathrooms and hot water all day.
• Free access to Wi-Fi.
• A swimming pool (clean and well maintained).
• Various communal areas in which to sit and socialise during free time.
Also you have the opportunity to visit the jungle and the indigenous communities in a tour provided for us, it takes just one day to do it.
Benefits from the Volunteer Program
To Learn spanish with the locals, know new cultures from Ecuador, learn about animals and share with them.
The volunteer fee is $150.00 per week.
Resources are SCARCE as we do not receive any funding from the government or any other organisation, so your contributions are vital to help us save the local wildlife and improve the life of our resident animals.

About us and our work

Our preservation work is achieved through 3 processes, education, recreation and research. In these 3 areas we cover key issues such as illegal trafficking of animals. We often receive animals that have been the victim of trafficking or similar illegal activities, upon receiving such individuals we try to rehabilitate and release them back into the wild when possible. However the sad fact is that this is not always possible so some individuals remain with us at our zoo, we endeavour to provide these animals with an environment as similar to their natural habitat as possible. It is our excellent work with such animals that has lead other rescue centres to send us animals they receive and cannot care for, as well as receiving many illegally kept animals seized by the Ministry of Environment.

We required volunteer help for feeding the animals, cleaning enclosures and paths, gardening, cooking and building.

We need people willing to work because the job is medium to hard but very satisfying and sure you bring a unique experience and a lot of contact with animals.
Alcohol, drugs and cigarettes are not allowed in the center.

You have taxi and bus service to go to another cities, like Puyo, Baños, Quito, Cuenca or the coast.

We wait for you to save the wildlife!

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