Córdoba has the privilege of having one of the largest zoos in Argentina. It opened in 1915 in the former Altos del Sur neighborhood of the city, where hundreds of wild parrots lived. Now the center of Cordoba in the well-known Parque Sarmiento, the zoo allows visitors to connect with nature without leaving the city. In the month of January they began a unique project - opening the zoo to the public at night.
Like many zoos around the world, the Córdoba Zoo has recently modified their mission and presentation. Not only do they offer a chance for visitor to see rare and exotic animals, but at the same time the zoo is making more effort to present the animals in the most natural way - imitating their habitats and ecosystems of their natural environments. At the same time they continue to be very proactive in their ways of educating visitors. With a professional and educated staff, the Zoo aims to raise awareness of the importance of protecting these animals in their natural environments.
As a way to expand their efforts, the Zoo has opened its doors in the month of January to the public to show a different and unknown world, one that focuses on those nocturnal animals - like panthers, monkeys, birds and many others. With illuminated pathways and a free tour, visitors will find witches, pirates and other custumed characters guiding the way and giving visitors a unique visit to the zoo. The guides tell unique details of the different species, reinforcing the importance of the protection of these animals, some of which are seriously endangered.
This visit allows an escape from the busy city life with a unique night-time visit to the Cordoba Zoo! This week's social will take us to the Zoo - stay tuned for pictures!