BY Karine Annechino
Article by Karine Annechino from our Operation Department.
The visitor has the opportunity to experience the backstage of the work of recovery and conservation carried out by Parque das Aves during a 1.5-hour tour and also grants a pass for an additional entrance to visit the park on another occasion. The experience includes access to some restricted areas and provides the privileged opportunity to get in touch with some birds, besides feeding toucans and flamingos, among others. This visit was even more pleasant because I have always visited this place and had never gone beyond the containment fences, this time I went inside the nurseries to follow the handling of the birds, I learned how the feeding of each species works and understood how some of the various maintenance routines of the park are performed.
My first visit was at the breeding room, where I met a baby bird and the backstage vet taught us the important role that the Baby Bird Room plays in breeding for conservation. Then I visited the Conditioning Center, where they carry out various activities aimed at the reintegration of animals from captivity. A rewarding learning moment and being able to feed parrots and birds of our fauna made everything more special! When I thought the tour was over, I had a privileged opportunity to interact freely with two canindé macaws!
Thinking about the birds’ welfare, interaction with macaws is only possible at the end of the Backstage Experience, since the schedules are more restricted and there are few visitors per day. An incredible experience! To recharge our batteries and finish this great experience, a delightful snack with juices, sandwiches, and fruits! The tours take place from Tuesday to Sunday in 4 different schedules. Please get in contact with us to get to know more!