Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary

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South America, Bolivia

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  • Price From: £595.00

    Start Dates are every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of every month.  

    Nestled in a verdant riverine valley near the town of Coroico, roughly 100km from La Paz, the Bolivia Wildlife Sanctuary has become one of the South America's leading centres for the care of wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers.

    Now working with the government's Environmental Ministry, the sanctuary cares for hundreds of rescued animals, including monkeys, exotic birds, wild cats and two endangered spectacled bears. Volunteers joining the project in South America will partake in the everyday running of the sanctuary; feeding and interacting with the animals, creating innovative enrichment and helping to improve facilities.

    For stays of at least 60 days, the sanctuary offers the unique opportunity (should there be orphaned monkeys present) to volunteer with monkeys on the Baby Monkey Substitute Parent Programme.


    Day 1

    Arrival at La Paz airport and transfer to the project site. Spend the day settling in and meeting staff and fellow volunteers. 

    Day 2-14

    These days will be spent working at the project. Volunteers will be working every day from 7.30am until 5.30pm.   

    Day 15

    Transfer back to La Paz airport for return flight or commence independent travel plans.  

    Project Activities

    On this project you will get the chance to take part in a wide variety of exciting activities. Below are examples of some of those included in this project.

    Basic Husbandry
    Feeding, cleaning, and caring for monkeys, birds, wildcats, turtles and various other animals. 

    Monitor and document feeding and behavioural habits to ensure proper diets and portions.

    Maintaining the Facilities
    Improving existing facilities and help build additional facilities. The task involves building cages and enclosures. 

    Working on enrichment projects for the bears to keep active mentally and physically. 

    Care Bear Programme
    Caring for the spectacled bears for volunteers staying 2-4 weeks

    Baby Monkey Substitute Parent Programme
    Volunteer with monkeys, where week 2 will be an introduction into caring for the baby monkeys in the nursery cabin. 

    What's included in the price of the project?

    • Shared accommodation in the volunteer's quarters
    • Private transfers to and from the airport
    • Three meals per day
    • Hot showers
    • Bed linen and towels
    • A voucher to use for extra activities (ziplining or canyoning)
    • Laundry facilities
    • Food and medicine for the animals you are caring for

    What's not included?

    • Beer, soft drinks, water and desserts are not included, but they can be purchased at a minimum price
    • Onward travel after the project
    • Flights
    • Travel insurance  
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General Information
Type of Activity: Volunteering Projects
Activity: Animals
Area: South America
Country: Bolivia
City: coroico
Phone: +44(0)208 885 4987
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