Tuxtla Gutiérrez

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Tuxtla Gutiérrez is the state capital of Chiapas and a fairly modern city with a population of around 500,000 people.  The main tourist attraction in Tuxtla is the Zoológico Miguel Álvarez Del Toro.  Its unique jungle setting showcases many of the states native creatures in their natural habitats.  The life’s work of pioneering conservationist founder Dr. Miguel Àlvarez del Toro, ZooMat continues to promote the conservation of Chiapas’ natural environments and to protect the states’ vast array of wildlife species, many of which are currently facing extinction.

zoo funnyThis display consisted of an empty enclosure, reflective glass and the following message in both Spanish and English, “Here you can see the most foolish and destructive species, that even threatens to annihilate itself”…

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