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Buenos Aires' Bioparque Temaikén Boasts the Largest Aviary in South America

by , 04/02/12
filed under: Animals, Architecture

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The whole park is wheelchair-friendly, and the buildings are mostly hidden from view, like the amazing underground Aquarium. A 10-inch thick acrylic sheet separates the sharks, manta rays and other sea creatures from the public, and its salted water gets filtered by the hour. The spectacular 11-foot high aquarium offers a 360-degree view, and kids can participate in cool activities that include sleeping overnight with the sharks!

There is also a whole section dedicated to local animals from Patagonia, and within La Chacra (The Ranch), kids can milk the cows, feed the chicken and enjoy the organic vegetable garden. Some animals, like the Colobus Monkeys, have an outdoor area for summer and an indoors one full of hammocks and ropes to train their natural abilities and avoid boredom. Many animals even have their own comfortable “bedrooms” located at the biopark’s periphery in addition to their daytime spaces.

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