Costa Rica Animal Wildlife Center

The Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center is a non-profit organization that gives animals a second chance at life. Our dedicated staff and selfless volunteers work tirelessly to help these animals heal, keep them safe, rehabilitate them, and eventually re-release them into their natural habitat in the Costa Rican rainforest.

Kinkajous

 

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Also known as the honey bear, kinajous are rain forest mammals related to the olingo, coati and raccoon.

Facts:

  • Lifespan: up to 40 years
  • 40- 60 cms long (16-24 inches)
  • 2-5 kilos (3-10 pounds)
  • Nocturnal (get active around 7pm)

Coati

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Also known as the hog-nose coon, coati are commonly seen around public area in Costa Rica. Coatis communicate their intentions through chipping, snorting and grunting, and are reguarded as highly intelligent. Some of their notable features are their bear like claws, pig like snout and large canine teeth.

Facts:

  • 7-15 years
  • 30 cm tall (12 inches)
  • 2-8 kgs (4-17 lbs)