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Guira Oga

Ruta National No12, Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
03757-423980
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A great place to visit if you enjoy nature. Even though most of the animals and birds are caged, (they have been rescued) this is an amazing place to visit. Our guide Carlos spoke excellent English and was very informative. It was very interesting to learn about the centre's work with abandoned and/or rescued animals & birds. We visited the... More

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Montreal
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We took the (mandatory) tour of the park, which lasts about an hour and a half, and had an amazing time. Many animals, mostly caged, among endangered species, or being taken care of by the center (like coatis suffering from cholesterol because people feed them too much jun at the Iguazu Falls...).. The animals are not hiding in a corner,... More

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Athens, Greece
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The place is amazing, in the rainforest! You get to see some rare species very up close and they seem to do a nice job curing animals. It feels a bit sad for some of them being alone or in small cages..even though it's a rehabilitation center. If you go on a rainy day, have an umbrella or raincoat or... More

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We should have taken the English tour but missed it and took the Spanish one instead. You have to go with a guide; this isn't a zoo that you can stroll on your own. So we couldn't understand the explanations given on the care, rehabilitation and behavior of the animals and birds. I regret missing the English but would not... More

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Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

As previously said by other reviewers, you get to see some jungle animals very close; however, the concept of re-insertion of animals is not quite well read by the visitor. Being skeptical, I tried to learn about what they do with the animals, process and all, and in the end I didn't like it much. The truck and walking tour... More

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Curitiba, PR
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Guira Oga, or Place of The Birds in the Guarani language, was a bit disappointing for two reasons. One, the guide, although capable of speaking English, prefered to banter away in Spanish. (I understand Spanish, but I am sympathetic to those that cannot understand it). Second, and most importantly, in spite of its hype that it is NOT a zoo,... More

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Riverside, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A rehabilitation center for jungle animals who've been injured or captured by poachers. It isn't a zoo so when animals are rehabilitated they aren't kept for tourists to admire, but are released back into the wild whenever possible. You won't know for sure what animals you'll see but it's worth the visit.

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Beijing, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I went here with my kids, ages 10 and 12, upon the recommendation of our guide. Totally worth it! Because Guira Oga is an animal rehabilitation center, it's much more than just a zoo. We had an English speaking guide (booked at the entrance) who was able to tell the wonderful and touching stories of each one of the animals... More

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South Florida, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Guira Oga means "bird house" in Guarani. There you can hike through the reserve to see all kinds of cool jungle animals: monkeys, toucans, anteaters, eagles, otters, and more! The animals enclosures are spacious and tasteful. The price seemed a little high, and the gift shop could use more variety.

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I visited this wildlife sanctuary (they are very clear in stating that they are not a zoo) one day in July. The guides are very professional and many of them speak some English. They conduct tours in English during the peak tourist times. I was on a Spanish speaking tour which detracted a little for me as my Spanish is... More

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