New year, new home as wallabies settle in at Caracas zoo

Caricuao gets some 22,000 visitors a month and has around 200 animals, Hidalgo said. But he says it still lacks many big-draw species, notably elephants and giraffes, something he hopes may change now that the marsupials are there.


Reuters | Caracas | Updated: 03-01-2022 19:40 IST | Created: 03-01-2022 19:36 IST
New year, new home as wallabies settle in at Caracas zoo
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Four wallabies, including two albinos, are poised to become the newest attractions at Venezuela's largest zoo, where a senior official hopes they will herald the arrival of more visitors - as well as other species. The quartet, a female and three males, arrived at Caricuao Zoo in Caracas on Dec. 22 from a zoo in Toledo, Spain, said park coordinator Jesus Hidalgo.

Venezuela's zoos and national parks have not escaped the impact of its long-running economic crisis, which has made financing their animals' upkeep difficult, according to employees. Caricuao gets some 22,000 visitors a month and has around 200 animals, Hidalgo said.

But he says it still lacks many big-draw species, notably elephants and giraffes, something he hopes may change now that the marsupials are there.

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