Rio Condor and Andean Lakes

Located amongst the Andes Mountains near the Southern tip of South America, this eco-region will showcase the relationship between human cultures and animals.  Here you can touch and learn about llamas, and encounter smaller animals like chinchillas and zorrinos.  You’ll also travel to the rocky coast of the ocean and visit the Magellanic penguins in their newly renovated home.  Back in from the coast, the dense forest paths will bring you up close to the Patagonian hare, the Andean condor, and mountain tapirs.  You may even see an elusive and endangered Andean bear, which has a Michigan relative in the black bear.
Andean Bear

 

Andean Exhibit Topography

 

Andean Eco Region