|Overlooking Cuenca as we start our tour|
The zoo has five different regions, with animals and plants from each corresponding region (Andean, Dry Forest, Rainforest, Barren Plateau, and Exotic Animals). It is more a nature preserve than a zoo as the animals are living in their natural habitat with room to roam or fly. It's great to see animals that are not in small cages.
|Amanda, our tour guide|
|Starting on the tour|
|Getting higher up into the mountain|
|Entering bear country|
|Male and one of the females|
|Male bear looking our way|
|A portion of the bear habitat|
|Alpacas (their necks are shorter than llamas)|
This is the male peacock (prettier than the female, of course). The female was nearby but she blended in with the color of the hill.
|Female with baby (so cute!)|
|Male lion with two females|
|6 month old cubs|
There was a lot more to see (squirrel monkeys, Amazon parrots, macaws, Galapagos tortoises) but we decided to turn around and head back down the mountain. It was a lot of fun, the weather was great, and we got a good workout while enjoying nature. Another great day outdoors!