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Zoo Safaricks in María Chiquita
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More than a zoo is a rehabilitation center where animals are treated after being rescued by the ANAM
Spend an entertaining day surrounded by tropical birds and exotic animals at Safarick's Zoologico, an animal rescue and rehabilitation center located approximately one hour from the capital.
Take a walk through the largest aviary in Panama before encountering some of the endemic species of the region. Arrive at the park and descend the 30 meter (100 ft) path to the bird sanctuary, where you can admire the free-flying toucans, the curious parakeets, colorful macaws and paujiles.
Along the way, expert guides will share fascinating facts about the more than 20 species of birds that live in the park.
Continue to the butterfly enclosure, where you will witness a magical environment of exuberant vegetation and hundreds of butterflies.
Learn about the incubation process and the different stages of colorful insect development. Meet the largest members of the Safarick's family, including howler monkeys, spider monkeys, marmosets and capuchin monkeys.
Keep your eyes open to observe the spectacled owl, the noisy coatis or the white-tailed deer. It distinguishes the endemic species of the region, including the common paca, the capibara, the sloths and the agatha.
Do not forget the ocelot, the lovely feline park predator. Learn about the zoo's rescue and rehabilitation program, which is part of the adjacent animal clinic.
Choose to improve your experience with an access to the Bala Beach Resort.
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