The Historical Park and Preserve in Guayaquil is intended to present architecture from the 1800's that was typical in Guayaquil. It also presents animals and birds found in the Ecuadorian jungles.  Many of these species are endangered due to population expansion.  These pagers present some examples of what was found in this extremely interesting park.

This beautifully restored building was typical of those found in the Port of Guayaquil during the 1800's.  Note the plantation shutters on the windows.  The climate is such that glass was not required so the shutters were used to provide privacy and to filter light.

The handicap ramp was probably added later.

This is an example of the hand carving found on the beautiful buildings.  All of the architectural detail on these buildings was done by hand.


This tapir is found in the rainforests of South America close to the equatorial belt.  Ecuador has a large amount of such forests and is attempting to preserve the as best they can.
The sloth is the world's slowest mammal, so sedentary that algae grows on its furry coat. The plant gives it a greenish tint that is useful camouflage in the trees of its Central and South American rain forest home..Sloths mate and give birth while hanging in the trees. Young two-toed sloths are often seen clinging to their mothers.

These blue and gold macaws are indigenous to the Ecuadorian rainforest.  There is a green parrot mixed in for good measure.  Looks like they are checking out to see how things stack up


These are Mealy Amazon Parrots however they look like green ones to me.

Here's lookin' at ya!

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