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“Fabulous little zoological park!”
Review of Zoorefugio Tarqui

Zoorefugio Tarqui
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Tarqui is a little gem of a place run by a super committed family that really invest themselves into the park. We volunteered here for two weeks and loved every minute, despite the work being hard.

For the day visitor, the park has a great array of animals: large felines (jaguars, ocelots, pumas, margay), rare birds, monkeys, capybara, tapirs, peccaries, cabeza de mattes, caimans and much more. The enclosures are better sized than in many European zoos and incorporate the natural environment whilst allowing you to get pretty close to the animals.The entrance fee is low, so this is great value and we'd encourage people to donate a little extra to help the animals.

The park also has a pool and restaurant attached which buzzes with locals at the weekend, in a laid back and family atmosphere.

Worth a visit, a donation or a stint as a volunteer!

5  Thank twohermitcrabs
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

In the refugee you can find a variety of animals, all from the amazon. These animals are all rescued animals or from illegal traffic or from people that kept them as pets but then can not take care of them anymore.
The work the owners do here is really good. They try to give these monkeys cages with as much natural environment around as possible.

Animals you can find here are Snakes, 4 kinds of monkeys, Crocodiles, Jaguars, Pumas, Tigrillas, Turtles, a jungledog, Tapirs, various Parrots, Capibara's and more.
Its really interesting and a cheap day out as the entrance fee was only around 3 dollars.

Also the food in the Refugees restaurant is really nice. You should try the Tilapia which is really fresh made!

Also there is a swimming pool where you can swim, relax and enjoy the sun all included in the entrance price.

4  Thank Anneliesva
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