Puente al Sur (Bridge to the South)
The rich biodiversity of Latin America is represented in this exhibit, which features giant anteaters, black-necked swans, white-faced whistling ducks, a Maguari stork and other birds. It offers visitors close-up viewing opportunities and a habitat with plants and grasses native to South and Central America. Upon entering the exhibit you’ll see the anteaters’ night quarters, with an up-close view of the anteaters being fed mealworms and other delicacies. We know you’ll enjoy observing the subtle interactions between the various animals, and the interesting daily keeper talks during the summer.
The Spanish name, Puente al Sur, reflects the Latin American heritage of the featured animals. Although there is a real bridge in the exhibit, the bridge also serves as a metaphor for connecting people from both continents to conserve wildlife.