A unique conservation and rehab zoo in Ecuador that teaches locals and tourists about endangered species and the equatorial rainforest. The amazing encounters allowed here not only cemented bonds between locals, tourists and animals, but showed how one dedicated person can make a life-saving difference for threatened animals and an entire country.
Every animal in this faciilty had an amazing story, but the highlight for me was an unlikely pair -- the eagle and monkey pictured below. Enemies in the wild, they became best friends here. The monkey would actually lie down and fall asleep under the eagle's gentle talons, leading me to conclude that hatred and bigotry cannot possibly be genetic.
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