Zoos offer a jungle trip in one day
The roars of lions, pumas, jaguars, tigrillos and ocelots are heard at night in Cuenca.
The cries of the felines intermingle with the movements of the cages. Citizens, first hand, can experience the noises of urban wildlife at night during the holiday that will start tomorrow.
The Amaru Biopark, in that city, will enable night tours for the public to appreciate the species.
Specialized guides will accompany visitors three hours in the conference. Experts will explain the role of felines, what they do and why they are in the ecosystem, as well as their conservation status.
At the holiday, which will start tomorrow and end on Monday, zoos and wildlife parks propose different family activities.
Ernesto Arbeláez, director of Amaru, details that they are looking for a connection with the public. That is why they will highlight everything related to felines.
The site is home to 14 lions rescued from mistreatment in circuses, six pumas, two jaguars, six ocelots and two trigrillos.
Of seven wild cats, six are from Ecuador and one is exotic from the African continent. “Seeing them at night will be a different experience, because cats are nocturnal.”
Visitors will be close to the species. Two ocelots will interact with them during the talks. “You can see it up close, without meshes in between.”
They will receive traces of clay of the species. The children will paint their faces like felines. In contrast, at the Guayllabamba Zoo in Quito, the person wearing a costume will enter for free during the holiday.
On November 1 they can participate in a contest to decorate bread buses. On November 2, a storyteller will tell stories about animals.
In the place inhabit 500 rescued copies. Some will be present in children’s stories.
On the day – according to Martín Bustamante, its director – the love for reading and animals will be promoted. They will resort to legends, stories and fantasies. The stories will be in charge of storytelling.
On November 3, crafts and paintings will be made with recycled materials. In a creative season, children will write their emotions and commitments to wildlife. Finally, on November 4 the public will learn about the care and rehabilitation that a macaw requires.
In the zoo El Pantanal (Guayaquil), on November 3, an educational talk will be given on the condition of the Amazonian species lilacina (parrots). When they become pets, they suffer stress and damage their behavior.
Two years ago the Lora Frentirroja lived there, one of the few that exist in the country. This type of bird is in danger of extinction. He arrived at the place after being rescued from a house.
The zoo invites a tour to appreciate the colors of its feathers and photograph it. The site also inhabits 1,200 exotic native specimens, including harpy eagles, owls, camels, three-meter boa and bengal tiger.
For its part, the Historical Park will present traditional activities, such as stories, amorphous, dances and plays. From today until November 4, the Compadres group will recreate urban legends of old Guayaquil: The covered lady and La llorona.
The amorfinos show will be presented from November 1 to 4. The theater group El Bejuco will stage the play “The Legend of Tin Tin” and on November 2 the New Horizontes dance group will propose a folk dance.
The park received two deer and a crocodile that were saved. Both can be appreciated.