Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ecuador - Day 9

Jan 2, 2010
El Museo de los Animales, y El Communidad

Again, thanks to Ana, we joined a small group to get a discount trip to a local animal sanctuary a 15-minute boat ride from town. Most of the animals were free to roam around, and the wary visitor often had his path crossed with one of these characters. When you get tired of seeing animals in cages, this is a beautiful change.

A White-throated Toucan (Ramphastos tucanus)


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A capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)
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Yellow-footed Tortoise (Geochelone denticulata)


A feral pig (sus scrofa) that's not so feral. He followed this lady around like a puppy.
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Unidentified pigeon-sized fowl


Brown Woolly Monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha)



Moments after the above photo was taken, this monkey leaped straight over my head and onto a skinny drooping branch behind me. She rocked on the branch and gently knocked against me before leaping away.

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