Animal Rescue

203: Ex-Nightclub Owner Turned Jungle Animal Rescuer | Heidi Hansen | Jungle Girl Bosses

203: Ex-Nightclub Owner Turned Jungle Animal Rescuer | Heidi Hansen | Jungle Girl Bosses

Heidi opened a huge nightclub in North Carolina at 24 and ran it successfully for 11 years. The club had it all from a Tiki bar to a mechanical bull; she hosted huge musical acts & raging parties while keeping everything running smoothly. She came to Nicoya on a vacation and immediately felt like she was home. From the monkeys overhead, the waterfalls, the blue butterflies, the weather… before she knew it, she was putting an offer in on a house. She bought the house & five years later, she’s still calling Santa Teresa home. Now, Heidi spends her days rehabilitating animals with Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya & uses her business skills to find ways to make the rescue sustainable. She balances animal rescue will lots of adventure, fun girl time, community & love.

033: Rescuing an Animal Rescue Center: Wild Sun in Costa Rica

033: Rescuing an Animal Rescue Center: Wild Sun in Costa Rica

Rescuing a defunct rescue center is hard work & expensive. That doesn’t stop Jeremy & his team at Wild Sun Rescue Center in Cabuya, Costa Rica from tackling issues & rescuing, rehabilitating & releasing all day. Volunteers & yoga retreats are hosted at Jungle Resort campus, which contributes to the center while guests enjoy paradise. Wild Sun addresses conservation issues at the legislative level & helps animals in need. Learn about their work with scarlet macaws & monkeys & how you can get involved.