Boquete, Panama : Paradise Gardens

Trip Start Jul 01, 2009
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Trip End Jul 06, 2009


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Paradise Gardens

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

 What a Place!! I fell in love as soon as I walked through the gates of Paradise Gardens  in Boquete , Panama. My heart  went out to all the poor animals that are there. They are all lucky that Paradise Gardens exists. Many of these animals were abandoned or abused and could have died. The goal of  Paradise Gardens is to care for these animals until they are strong enough to go back into the wild.
It is not just the animals that draws tourists to this wonderful place in Panama. The gardens are breathtaking!!! I could have spent the whole day taking photos.  I felt an immediate connection to the animals. I decided right there and then that I wanted to contribute by becoming a
volunteer. Little did I know that I would eventually become the manager
of this magical place.

- Clyde is a Toucan that was rescued by a couple of women that live in the Boquete area. Clyde was raised at PG. He was recently released and is now free flying in the David area. Many people come to Paradise Gardens and are very disappointed to find that Clyde is no longer here. I think that it is GREAT that he is not here!! That is what we are here for. While I agree that he was def. a sight to see, he is even more magnificent where he belongs. Not in an enclosure on display.









 This is Monty. Monty is a character. He is very curious and will often
reach through his enclosure to grab at tourists' glasses, cameras, and
hats. Monty was an abused pet. He arrived at PG bloody and scared!
Thanks to the dedication of volunteers, he is now a happy, well adjusted
monkey.















- The next 6 photos were taken around the property. The gardens are beautiful and worth the trip on their own.




















































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We have had several sloths here at PG. It is not easy caring for a sloth. they are very sensitive to changes in environment. This baby was just a visitor.










- The beautiful birds that reside @ Paradise Gardens really add to the atmosphere. come and listen to the sounds of Nature.
 



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