CROCODILE NURSERY (CRIADERO DE COCODRILOS)
To visit this unique place allows one to meet the brave people that work on developing the species, after stopping the accelerated process of the crocodile’s disappearance in Cuba.
This nursery, the largest in the country, located in the Zapata Swamps (Ciénaga de Zapata), is one of the best-preserved areas regarding its flora and fauna. It covers a surface area of some 600 square kilometres, and thousands of Cuban species dwell within it.
It is located in an area called The Mouth (La Boca), which is part of the tourist centre of the Ciénaga, which includes a Taino Village (aldea taína), the Treasure Lagoon (Laguna del Tesoro) which offers abundant fishing among other attractions. The crocodiles are tended to by veterinarians and other specialists, who release them with other inhabitants of the swamps when they are of an age to do so.
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