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> El Nido is an aviary located in Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico. It is a civil association created in order to preserve more than 300 different species of birds, both Mexican and the rest of South America, Africa and Asia, for the most part in danger of extinction.

The association , formerly known as Wildlife , also has a space for reproduction and conservation of the most threatened species.

It is the third largest and most diverse in the world and the most important in Latin America. In addition, it has been the first place in captive breeding of the Mesoamerican bird Quetzal, characterized by not being able to survive outside its habitat, as it is known as a traditional symbol of freedom.

Quetzales adapted to captivity in the aviary the nest of Ixtapaluca

The origins of the aviary the nest began in the sixties, when the veterinarian Jesús Estudillo López decided to buy a land with eight hectares made up of 10,000 trees and plants which would dedicate to the research, conservation and reproduction of birds in danger of extinction, given their passion for these animals decided to bring endangered birds and perform with them several experiments to achieve recreation their habitat and thus to be able to keep them in captivity, with this he could observe their behavior and create in this way projects that allowed him the reproduction and the repopulation of the species more threatened by human activity or climate change.

The bird representative of the place and the one that is inside its logo is the Quetzal (Pharomachrus) because Dr. José Estudillo Lopez was the first to recreate its exact habitat so that from this so the bird would feel in conditions suitable for its reproduction.

In 2012, the incubator of one of Quetzal's chicks was transmitted online. The importance is that the reproduction season of this majestic bird is only given once a year where the female only manages to lay 2 eggs.

This bird forms an important part of pre-Hispanic mythology, since its name is known in Nahuatl as precious or beautiful , formerly its feathers that are characterized by being up to 90 centimeters in length, were part of the plume of the Moctezuma emperor, and of old priests.

Division of the site

More areas of exhibition were expanded where species of felines , primates , birds of prey b> and exotic birds that are also within the problem of extinction.

It is an area specially adapted for the stay of different felines such as jaguar, tiger and panther which are an important part of nature and are currently among the most threatened species in the world. No matter how emblematic they are for our country.

In this area there are species among the most prominent are the monkey green and capuchin monkey.


Here are all those birds that are considered dangerous because they are those that catch prey to feed themselves using their beak and sharp claws. Among the most known species are the hawks, eagles, owls, and the bird representative of the Mexican nation and which is on the verge of extinction, the eagle.

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