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Huerto Eden wildlife rescue center - Other Activity Macas - Ecuador

Just four kilometers (2.5 mi) outside Macas, in a lovely five-hectare (12.3-ac) park, retired veterinarian Dr. Vázquez and his family have created a wildlife sanctuary for all the wild animals that were once bought as pets and then discarded: turtles, parrots, a dozen different monkeys, a coati, a couple of boas, an ocelot, a young puma, a capybara (the world’s largest rodent) and more. The animals, all species native to the Amazon basin, are tended to, then when rehabilitated, are set free again in the forest, though a few of the smaller monkeys and parrots are simply too adapted to domestic life and stick around the center where they roam free. When taking you on a tour of the place, the owners will call each animal by its name, and while explaining about the creature’s mating and feeding habits, will regale you with tales about the animal's individual character. Doctor and Señora Vázquez are also very knowledgeable about the flora of the area, and will point out the cinnamon trees, cocoa pods and other plants in the park.


Proaño, Km 4.5 de la Vías a San Isidro, 300 metros (984 ft) from Proaño's central park

Macas, Ecuador

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Getting There

From Macas, follow the road to San Isidro for four kilometers (2.5 mi).

Price Description:

ADMISSION: $2 adults, $1 children

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:8 a.m.

Open Hours to:6 p.m.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
US dollar

Contact Information:
Phone: 07-304-5227

Here are other activities in and around Macas that may be of interest: Tienda Fundación Chankuap,

19 Feb 2013

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