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Atlas Obscura Tigre Salvaje

If you visit Tigre Salvaje, right on the border of Costa Rica in Panama, you’ll be welcomed into Dave Teichmann’s house, where he’ll show you his handwritten notes from his decades of turtle conservation research. You have the option to camp or stay in a bedroom attached to his house and will likely run into the enormous troop of capuchin monkeys swinging through the trees.

Dave has no formal training or grant/government support for his endeavors, but spends his time, effort, and money dedicated to the cause. He regularly arranges for educational school trips to visit his preserve, but as he states on his website, anyone is welcome to come. “If you show up,” the information page states, “we will find space for you.”

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