Safaricks Zoo Tour

Touring this zoo is a valuable educational opportunity and a chance to see Panama wildlife up close. On this tour your guide will introduce you to the many species of exotic animals that live at the Safaricks Zoo. Safaricks Zoo is a rescue and rehabilitation center and only keeps animals that cannot survive in the wild – if animals are rehabilitated, they can be released.

Safaricks Zoo Tour

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The highlight of Safaricks is the incredible aviary. Here you can walk through a slice of the rainforest, with lemon and mango trees, and admire an incredible variety of birds. You’ll see colorful species like scarlet macaws and crimson-backed tanagers. There are a number of different species of macaws and parrots, as well as toucans, curasows, peacocks, and spectacled owls.

Your tour will also include a visit to the butterfly enclosure. This enclosure allows guests to witness each stage of a butterfly’s maturation. Panama has brightly colored species with intricate patterns on their delicate wings.

Some of the monkeys who reside at the zoo are especially unusual looking, like the Geoffroy tamarin monkey and the mantled howlers. You will see large species of rodent that are native to Panama’s tropical climate, like capybaras, agoutis, and lowland pacas. There are also coatis, which are relatives of raccoons, and sloths. Ocelots are one of the few predators in this zoo.

Safaricks has an animal clinic where injured animals are rehabilitated before their release back into the wild. You will get to see some of the animals that the Safaricks staff members have carefully nursed back to health. Some of the permanent residents at the zoo were raised as exotic pets and never had the chance to learn to live in the wild.

You may not see these elusive species during your hikes in the Panama rainforest, but at Safaricks Zoo you can see them in a safe and supportive environment.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, insect repellent and money for personal expenses.

What's Included:

Guided tour with a local expert and admission to the zoo.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, insect repellent and money for personal expenses.

What's Included:

Guided tour with a local expert and admission to the zoo.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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