Zoo León’s Macro-Cage

At the foot of the mountains, in the community of Ibarrilla, municipality of León, Guanajuato, Mexico, are two large elephant tusks that cross each other on top.

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They are the frame for the Zoo Leon main entrance, that open daily receiving more than 600,000 visitors each year.

Two hundred birds were rescued and released into artificial habitats in the zoo’s aviary known as the macro cage. The initiative aims to achieve the consolidation of the Zoo as one of the main organizations for the conservation of ecology in Mexico.

Zoo León currently has 1,100 specimens of 180 different species. Within the components of the zoo, the macro cage of songbirds and ornamental species harbors peacocks, geese, swans, flamingo, canaries, parrots, sparrows, ducks, parakeets, among other species of birds.

 


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