The Latino Trail

Written by: Michelle Turton

Submitted: 8th January 2007

Be nosy like our Coatis and discover more about our South American animals from 8th January through to 30th November 2007.

'A rare Hoffman's Sloth in the zoo's Tropical House

A rare Hoffman's Sloth

Highlighting our South American Animals

Be nosy like our Coatis and discover more about our South American animals. Experience their steamy habitats amongst the jungle ruins of our Tropical House and learn the animals' local or Spanish names. ("Perezoso" even sounds sleepy enough Spanish to be the name for a sloth!)

Our free self guided trail for all the family around the zoo will help you to explore in the company of famous South American travellers of the past who first encountered these animals, venturing beyond vanishing rainforests to penguin coasts, mountains and grassy plains.

Finally, find out how visiting Newquay Zoo helps ongoing conservation projects for unusual animals in Colombia.