by Coach Bear
August 1, 2003
This park has the added attraction of almost 150 species of animals. One of the most interesting projects in the park is called "Oso Frontino", or Bear Frontier. This project was constructed in association with the Metropolitan Zoo of Cleveland, Ohio to serve as a habitat to protect the only species of bear found in South America. Another special project is the continuing construction of a habitat for the pair of condors. (they hope to get more of these fantastic birds in the future.) Viewing these birds is one of the most popular sights in the park.
I was extremely impressed with the park's attempts to use only native plants and animals in mostly natural settings. With the cooperation of the zoo in Cleveland, the owners of the Chorros de Milla have begun the attempt to bring the animals to the people, so as to preserve a wonderful natural resource.
The park is open on Monday through Sunday from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm during the high season and on Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm during the low season. For me, I saw what I wanted in about a two-hour visit. Those with children might want to spend a bit more time. Any visitor to the area will have missed a beautiful chance to see some of the popular local animals if they do not visit Chorros de Milla.
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