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Zoorefugio Tarqui, Puyo
(4.3/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
This center is mainly engaged in animal welfare, environmental education, the process of awareness on illegal wildlife trafficking, research and conservation of wild life. Most species here are brought by the MAE (Ministry of Environment) and the Environmental Police for rehabilitation after having been rescued or confiscated from traffickers or people who threaten their habitats.Those animals can also be transferred to other rescue centers or be released to their habitat.
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  • I volunteered for eleven days in July. And missed me so I went ten additional days in August the place and its workers. The refuge hosts more than 200 animals. Admission is $ 3 to enable the site to make money (no help from the State...). You can also eat at the restaurant of the refuge. Dishes range between $ 6 and $ 10, all the products are fresh and quality. If you visit only, you can request a volunteer (if there the day of your visit) to guide you! :-) Do not hesitate to contact me for more info :-)
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  • A fabulous place to see animals that have been rescued from the jungle. A good range of animals from pumas and jaguars to tapirs and monkeys. Definately worth a visit. 
  • Like the name of this place states, it is a sanctuary for abused animals and animals who were caught only to be sold on the black market. It is a really nice, spacious place with quite a lot of animal...  more »
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  • Sad to see how poorly these animals were treated before being rescued, good to see them doing better now.
  • This was one of my favorite parts about visiting Equador. This refuge is full of animals that were kept illegally and have been rescued. They have a number of cats, birds, monkeys, and some unique animals to the region. It only costs a dollar or two for the entrance fee.
  • cute animals.
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  • Super interesting
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  • Beautiful ecological reserve.
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