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Spent a couple hours here this week, cats, monkeys, capybaras, tapirs, snakes, birds, quite a selection of critters. Having been to a couple other "rescue" zoos, this one was okay, not as good as others I have seen, but the animals appeared to have spacious...More
Like the name of this place states, it is a sanctuary for abused animals and animals who were caught only to be sold on the black market. It is a really nice, spacious place with quite a lot of animals. I really enjoyed it! I...More
We were traveling from Tena to Riobamba and stopped here for lunch and to see the zoo. If I didn´t have my GPS on my iPhone, I think this place would be hard to find as there are no signs in Puyo. As others have...More
The zoorefugio Tarqui will allow you to see many different animals, but the cages are not that big and they won't allow you to take good pictures.
The owners can speak a bit of English but most workers speak only Spanish.
There is also a...More
Pleasant place to spend an hour or two. I usually hate zoos, but this place seems set up with the welfare of the (apparently mostly rescued animals) to the fore.
It was an opportunity to see Amazonian animals which are rarely encountered by travellers....tapir, big...More
I found this place on TRipadvisor. There are about 2-3 more "Animal Rescue Centers" I saw around Puyo and did not go in, and this was my first, so I don't really have anything to compare it it but we stopped on our way to...More
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...More
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...More