Guayaquil zoo

On our trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador, we decided to take a half-day tour to the Historical Park. It was a good decision.

The first section was a zoo of animals native to South America, most of them endangered. We saw caimans, peccaries, tapirs, sloths, deer, monkeys and more plus many birds, including the harpy and various parrots, not to mention thick mangrove growth and other native flora.

The park was laid out with wooden walking trails since the land was marshy. There were guides at each animal area to explain the habitat and habits of each creature. The fences were made of natural materials that blended in with the vegetation.

All in all, it was one of the most pleasing zoo experiences we have had.

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