how we take care of the animals?
less interaction, more prevention
In our center, we try to focus in prevention and wellfare to avoid having to interact unnecesarily with the animals. In the cases it's necessary, we perform basic procedures in which you can take part of and gain wildlife experience.
Come, learn, preserve!
Minimum 18 years old
Minimum commitment of 1 month
Cover food and lodging expenses ($350 per month non refundable / $200 for Ecuadorian people)
Passion for wildlife conservation
Ability to perform strenuous activities in hot humid rainforest conditions
Comfort residing in a remote tropical location, with limited communication
Comfort working and communicating in a multicultural context
Fluent English or Spanish
Gain experience in behaviour of animals, diets, medicine and specific needs for wild animals
Learn about wildlife management and conservation
Experience the beautiful amazon rainforest
Become immersed in a unique multicultural setting
Make long lasting friendships
Join Liana Lodge (our neighbor and conservation partner) tours for free
Join our forest guards on patrols around Selva Viva for free
3 IMPORTANT RULES
Rules in our center are very important to assure the security of animals and humans.
Not following the rules will mean the expulsion of the center.
We can't interact with the animals (touching, talking, feeding them directly or looking them in the eyes)
We have to follow all the general rules
We have to follow all the biosecurity instructions that will be given in the introduction of the volunteering
We have to follow the daily schedule
Maintenance of animal enclosures
Preparation of animal food
Preparation of animal enrichments
General maintenance of the center
Guided tours with focus in the conservation
Specific tasks for wildlife vets:
Help the center's veterinarians with procedures that come out during daily (attention to emergencies, deparasitations & basic surgical procedures)
Help to take care of animals with special needs
Help with the general animal check up
IN THE DOCUMENT BELOW, YOU'LL FIND THE ANSWERS TO THE NEXT QUESTIONS
Which animals are in AmaZOOnico? Why can't we touch the animals?
What kind of work will I be doing?
Why I have to pay a volunteer fee and what are the living conditions like?
Do I need to speak Spanish?
What happens after work? What can I do on my days off?
How long can I stay in amaZOOnico?
Do I need any vaccinations?
How long can I stay in amaZOOnico? And what about VISA?
What should I bring?
How do I communicate with my friends and family? How do I communicate with amaZOOnico?
What about the weather?
Is the center safe? What can I do in case of an emergency?
How do I get there?