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Iguazu National Parks, Argentina
|Iguazu Bird Park
On the Brazilian side of the Iguazu National Park, just over the northern border of
Argentina, lies the Bird Park. There are over 900 bird species in the Park, and
approximately one third of these birds are endangered. They live in enormous aviaries
each one 8 metres high covering an area of 630m˛ with running water, bridges and
vegetation all created to mimic their natural habitat. Visitors to the Bird Park can
go into the avaries and are able to enjoy watching the birds living as they do in the
|Iguazu National Park
The Iguazu National Park in the North of Argentina is, of course, most famous for the
magnificent waterfalls on the Iguazu River
that is the border between Brazil and Argentina.
However, impressive as the Falls are, the Park has many other attractions for the visitor.
The Park is home to a variety of animals and birds. Over 400 bird species and almost
80 mammals, some of which are endangered, and countless varieties of plantlife.
|At any time walking through the Park it is possible to be seen by many
animals such as the giant otter and the giant anteater, spotted jaguar, capybara, red deer
and the yellow crawed alligator. The air is vibrant and the full of the calls of parrots,
hawks and other birds. Walking along the jungle trails the keen eyed will see many native
flora (including orchids and bromelias) and fauna and recognise such trees as the brava fig,
ivory wood and jerivás. Due to the purity of the ecosystem in the Iguazu National Park many
of these species are vital as a gene bank for future re-afforestation programs.
|Although it is possible to follow the jungle trails on one's own, a
guided trek will ensure that, if you are not an experienced naturalist of South America,
the beautiful flowers and trees around you will be identified for you by your guide.
Glacier Trekking **
Horse Riding Cattle Round-ups
The other option is to experience the forest as the birds, monkeys and other tree climbing
creatures see it and take a Canopy Tour which is fun and,
protected by helmet and harness, there are options that are safe for the complete beginner.
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