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Sloth Sanctuary
Sloth Sanctuary

Sloth Sanctuary

Do you want to join Frontier at a sloth sanctuary? Sloths and wild animal sanctuaries offer a home to injured and orphaned animals and a chance for them to be rehabilitated back into the wild. Sloths hang upside down for most of their lifetime and can live up to 40 years. Unfortunately, due to poaching and urbanisation of their habitats, many of these animals end up requiring special attention and help to survive.  Protecting sloths is tremendously important for maintaining Costa Rica’s precious wildlife. Therefore, it is Frontier’s mission to safeguard endangered species in the area and to provide hands on help with sloth sanctuaries. 

Why volunteer at a sloth sanctuary?

Frontier’s Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project provides its volunteers with the unique opportunity to prepare food and take care of animals that have been mistreated or have been exposed to the rapid changing landscape of today’s rainforests. Working with local staff, participants will assist our animal santuary where they can familiarise themselves with various species including spider monkeys, kinkajous and coatis. Apart from maintaining the sanctuary for sloths and other animals, volunteers will educate the numerous visitors to the rescue centre. This is a wonderful way to enrich one’s personal knowledge and to contribute to the overall development of the project.

How to apply for a wildlife sanctuary placement

Frontier offers pre-departure support as well as travel advice before and during the project. You can take part from as little as one or two weeks and start dates are all year round. Participating in one of our animal rescue centres allows for a better understanding of the impact of human activity on different species and the way to ensure their survival.  Frontier’s work in conservation makes a significant impact on how one thinks about and perceives the natural world.

See all our Animal Care placements below

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Costa Rica Animal Rescue Project

Work at a centre dedicated to the care and conservation of some of Costa Rica's most threatened species.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,045

  • Prices: from US$1,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Project code: CAR

Thailand Elephant Care Experience

Immerse yourself in Thai culture, learning about the role of elephants as you help the mahouts in the elephant camp, exploring the fascinating local area in between.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$895

  • Prices: from US$895
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Partner
  • Duration: 1 week +
  • Project code: THE

South Africa Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Provide a helping hand on an amazing private game reserve in South Africa, tending to the Big 5 and even helping care for rare Bengal tigers!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,395

  • Prices: from US$1,395
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Project code: SWC

Thailand Gibbon Sanctuary

An unmissable chance to study the behaviour of these extraordinary primates, each with their own unique character, as you rehabilitate and care for these rare and threatened animals.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,195

  • Prices: from US$1,195
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Study
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: TGS

China Panda Breeding Centre

Help to preserve panda populations at one of the biggest panda bases in China!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,445

  • Prices: from US$1,445
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 1 week
  • Project code: PAN

Namibia Wildlife Conservation & Sanctuary

Deep in the Namibian bush you have the rare opportunity to work with some of Africa’s most extraordinary creatures – hand-raise baboons, care for injured animals and track and monitor big cats.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,545

  • Prices: from US$1,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: NCS

South Africa Game Ranger Internship

Home to Africa’s Big 5, this reserve is ideal for undertaking the fully accredited FGASA field guide training course and become a skilled natural guide in stunning South Africa.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$4,445

  • Prices: from US$4,445
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 8 week +
  • Project code: SFP

South Africa Baboon Orphanage Adventure

Against the spectacular backdrop of South Africa's landscape help to nurture baboons that have been orphaned, injured or abandoned before they are rehabilitated and released back into the wild.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,095

  • Prices: from US$1,095
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Partner
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: SAB

Ecuador Amazon Wildlife Sanctuary

Working in a sanctuary for rescued and confiscated wild animals from the Amazonian basin region of Ecuador you will help give these animals a second chance.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$1,095

  • Prices: from US$1,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Wildlife
  • Duration: 2 week +
  • Project code: EWS

South Africa Kruger Wildlife Sanctuary

Help care for South Africa’s cheeky indigenous primates and work towards their rehabilitation as you explore the breathtaking Rainbow Nation.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from US$895

  • Prices: from US$895
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: AnimalCare
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: SWS

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