Zoorefugio Tarqui, Puyo

#8 of 11 in Zoos & Aquariums in Ecuador
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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  • At the insistent request of my grandchildren, wanted to know some zoos including those of Puyo, first went to the Tarqui and later to others.
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  • Amazing!... very nice and the animals are well cared above all!... What if I recommend wearing shoes with styled to prevent slipping, there is a part of the path that is very inclined and can cause falls, don't go with slippery shoes or flip flops. That's my recommendation, for the rest is interesting!...
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  • It is a complete site, hotel, restaurant, swimming pool and Zoo from what I could see, we went to the Zoo with a trained guide has taught us all the rescued animals and a bit of its history site with extensive trails and variety of animals.
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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.
  • A very friendly place and excellent service
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  • Unlike zoos, the Zoorefugios aim to contribute to the rescue, conservation and environmental awareness. In that sense the Zoorefugio Tarqui, accomplishes this goal
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  • A very fun place
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