Located just 50 km from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, this park houses many animal species in their natural habitat. Temaiken is a fantastic park and quite exotic, with beautiful gardens. It receives as many visitors as the Zoo of Palermo in Buenos Aires. Although in general I do not like zoos, I loved this one. It is the only bio-park in South America, in Escobar, near Buenos Aires. Other zoos should have as much respect for the different species that they look after, as this place does. Read more about Temaikén in my travel blog: blogspot com/2009/11/viajar-argentina-temaiken-parque.Html Elisaserendipity
In a theme park like a zoo, I am entranced by so many colors which illustrate and highlight each specimen which you will find there or each foliage that adorns or complemnts in the reproduction of their natural habitat.
This is another image of the zoo, 20km from Mar del Plata, a place where most animals have plenty of space and freedom to roam. A few animals that are receiving veterinary treatment are in cages (large) and all animals have large landscaped grounds with large pits at the ends with security. A great place to visit!
Jorge is 100 years old and since 1984 he lives in the Aquarium of the City of Mendoza, he is a male of the species Caretta, a turtle's belonging to the warm tropical seas that was found injured and numb from the cold in the South Seas. This and other species of fish, amphibians, reptiles, snails, corals, fossils, rocks and even embalmed specimens can be seen in this prestigious aquarium that was first opened in Argentina in 1945. It is also an education and information center that has staff dedicated to the study and promotion of these creatures, being frequently visited by students and professionals. For those left wanting to see more reptiles I recommend visiting the Snake Anaconda Center, which is located across the street, right in front of the aquarium. It is a very interesting visit and generally a great visit to make with family or friends.
I have always loved reptiles since a very young age. I remember that when I had just learned to walk, I surprised my mom came in the courtyard with a green snake in my hands. She almost died of fright ... that was my first experience haha ... then the lizards in her neighborhood after iguanas, turtles, snakes and lizards until speckled and yararás .... obviously with respect appropriate to the species ... and good to get to this place was magical and very exciting for me because I really did not expect it! Although many people would be afraid to displease or I have a kind of admiration for the reptiles! I like very much the place really congratulate! and others that highlight the attention and dedication that you see in each terrarium. Successes!
Upon arriving in this city, you will find that the thing it is most well-known for is its zoo. It is easy to find - in the main city park - and there is a huge selection of animals. Some of the most imprtessive are the hippos, and the monkeys that roam freely around the zoo, hanging fro trees and walking with visitors.
After walking from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in 42 degree weather on March 25, 2011 to the Iguazú Falls, we visited Guiraoga, 5 kilometres from Iguazu. You pass a few kilometres through the jungle (in a cut trailer). It's not exactly a zoo, it's a reservation where sick or injured forest animals can recover in captivity and then return to their natural habitat. I think it depends on the Ministry of Ecology, Renewable Natural Resources and Tourism of the province of Misiones. It's a 9 kilometre walking tour through the jungle, worth visiting!