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Amazoonico Animal Rescue Centre, Tena
(4.3/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Peer into the life of some of Ecuador's most rare and endangered species at Amazoonico Animal Rescue Centre. Located in the Ecuadorian Amazon, the reserve works to rehabilitate victims of illegal animal trafficking into the wild. All of the animals have suffered some trauma, and many have physical and behavioral problems that threaten their ability to survive on their own. The reserve offers these animals a chance for survival in sheltered living conditions as close as possible to their natural habitat. Learn more about the adventures that brought the animals here and the work being done to rehabilitate them with a tour through the reserve. To visit Amazoonico Animal Rescue Centre and other attractions in Tena, use our Tena tourist route planner.
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  • Amazoonico is a Center, run by volunteers, for the care and reintegration into the wild of wild animals. The origin of the animals can be from confiscation, poachers or even animals who have suffered accidents on the roads. Unfortunately the percentage of animals that can be called into freedom does not exceed 20-25% of the total. Check it out to see these beautiful animals and to help with your contribution a commendable initiative.
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  • The place is very well organized with cute animals in care. Healers are young and often speak several languages. Location not accessible by car, access only by canoe. The zoo trails can be slippery for children and no one to low mobility.
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  • ... is not the same as well done! The Zoo perceives itself as a way station for "Pets", which again are to released. Unfortunately, by law, it is forbidden to release wild cats or parrots (due to possible diseases). Thus, this zoo is unfortunately but the terminus for most of the animals living there. However, the conditions are there probably no worse than in a German Zoo. The animals are awake and still respond to visitors, which I believe is a good sign. Tours are carried out by trainees and offer not much expertise. Overall a very secluded and beautiful landscaped Zoo with a very noble idea. At least you should have seen him.
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