CISABROAD BLOG · February 19, 2020 · 4 Min Read
Spend your Summer Cuddling Animals in Ecuador – You know you want to!

Want to cuddle and nurse animals back to health during your internship in Ecuador? Great news! You can add on an intensive workshop at an Amazonian Wildlife Rescue Center, and get the opportunity to cuddle all the animals you want. The best part? There’s no additional cost!

Cuddling Animals at The Amazonian Wildlife Rescue Center

Let’s cut to the chase. We know you’re down for cuddling animals in Ecuador, but WHERE will you get to do it? At the Amazonian Wildlife Rescue Center of course!

The main objective of the center is to rescue and take care of animals that have been victims of hunting or illegal trafficking and to return them to their natural environment, if possible.

Located only four and a half hours from Quito (where most of you will do your internships), and 10 minutes away from the closest city, the Rescue Center is fully immersed in the huge biodiversity of the Amazon!

But don’t worry, you’ll still be close to shops and restaurants when you have free time.

Cuddling Animals in Ecuador: Students at the the Animal Rescue Center
Photo courtesy of the Wildlife Rescue Center

What’s Included in this FREE Workshop Add-on?

  • A week before your internship spent cuddling animals in Ecuador (did we mention the animal cuddling??)
  • Introduction to operant conditioning in wildlife
  • Tools used for conditioning
  • Training of wild specimens for veterinary practices without stressing animals
  • Handling and rehabilitation of raptors, mammals, reptiles (plus newborn animal management and care) Yes, you read that right, animal BABIES!!

In addition to the animal-cuddling-packed workshop, you’ll also get a formal orientation, visit the Middle of the World, explore the Historical Center of Quito, and participate in a chocolate tasting!

Cuddling Animals in Ecuador: Student with a monkey at the Animal Rescue Center
Photo courtesy of the Wildlife Rescue Center

Other CIS Abroad Intern in Ecuador Program Inclusions

  • Airport pick up/Drop off
  • Accommodation during the length of the program on shared cabins (3 or 4 people) with shared bathrooms
  • Full day orientation
  • Full day excursion
  • Transfer from Quito to the Amazonian Wildlife Rescue Center
  • Workshop and local certificate
  • Meals: Monday to Friday all meals are included; Saturday and Sunday breakfast is provided
  • 30-40 working hours per week
  • Sheets and blankets are provided (from November to April it is suggested to bring an extra blanket or sleeping bag)
  • Support 24 hours
  • Laundry is available for $3 per packet
Cuddling Animals in Ecuador: Student with a sloth at the Animal Rescue Center
Photo courtesy of the Wildlife Rescue Center

Ready to learn more?

Do you study biology, ecology, veterinary/animal behavior, environmental and sustainability, or just freaking love getting to work with animals?

Then the Amazonian Wildlife Rescue Center workshop add-on to the Intern in Ecuador program is ideal for you.

Send us an email or give us a call at + 1-877-617-9090 to learn more about interning in Ecuador.

Don’t miss the chance to add on this amazing opportunity to cuddle animals in Ecuador!

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