Our Goals

Fundacion Santuario Silvestre de Osa is a local enterprise wholly committed to providing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for orphaned, injured and displaced animals indigenous to the southern zone of Costa Rica.

Working with the local community, local businesses and government, we provide the best care possible for the animals in our care.

We also strive to be an active and valuable member of our local community.

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Lulu's a Mom!

Lulu is a Mom! The oldest female howler monkey at the sanctuary had a health baby boy, Alvarito, in early January. Both mom and baby are doing well and we are thrilled!

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Tethers or Cages?

Primatolgist, Jennifer Weghorst PhD. visited the sanctuary in March 2008 to review the tether systems used to give the unreleasble spider monkeys Felica and Guapo increased freedom at the Sanctuary.

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Our Story

The Osa Wildlife Sanctuary was established by in 1996.

Originally, the sanctuary was focused only on birds. Then, after Poppy, the spider monkey arrived on October 29, 2003 - the flood gates opened. The sanctuary is now home to a wide variety of orphaned and injured animals (about 70 animals in residence).

The sanctuary is situated on the Golfo Dulce coast at Cana Blanca. The property is contigous with Piedras Blancas National Park. With the protection of Piedras Blancas, much of the original sanctuary property's 700 acres became part of the Park.

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