A family run non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing wild animals that have suffered as a result of trafficking, illegal captivity and abuse. The centre was founded in 2007 by a zootechnical engineer, who had taken after his father’s passion for the wild. After realising the extent to which animal exploitation was affecting the wild, together with his two sons, the family created the animal rescue centre to rehabilitate and return animals back to where they belong. The sanctuary is one of the few animal rescue centres in Peru and as such their has been in high demand, from all reaches of the country. Their mission is to educate the public to stop mistreating the wild and put an end to animal suffering.
The animals who live here endured sever trauma during their lives. There are two pumas who were drugged and used as entertainment in a discoteca in Lima. There are multiple parrots who cannot fly anymore. There are 3 condors, a wild cat, lamas and alpacas.
There are a variety of tasks you can fulfill at this project. The main focus is set on taking care of the animals. Clean their living environment, feed them and give them the attention they need. The volunteers can give guided tours to tourists and explain the history of the animals.
Fighting For The Wild is a short documentary that confronts the truth behind animal trafficking and animal tourism, and asks us to face up to our own responsibilities of how to change this. Here, in the outskirts of Cuzco, one of the few animal centres in Peru, is on a mission to educate tourists and locals about the dangers of using exotic animals as pets and products.