The Forgotten Animals of Eco Parque

The Demise of Buenos Aires Eco Parque Zoo

If residents of Buenos Aires listen carefully they can hear the symphony of noise emanating from behind the once grand walls of Eco Parque.

In one of the most heavily congested areas of Argentina’s capital, it has become all too apparent that no one is listening, carefully, or otherwise to the desperate cries from Eco Parque’s animals.

It has been a year since the 140-year-old Buenos Aires Zoo closed its doors and animals once treasured seem nothing more than apparitions to city officials eager to move forward.

 

History

Designed by urbanist Jordán Czeslaw Wysocki and architect Julio Dormal, the Parque Tres de Febrero urban park had its inauguration in 1875. The Park would lay the foundation for the birth of the Buenos Aires zoo in 1888.

Founded by Mayor Antonio Crespo the 45-acre Zoo’s goals were to conserve species, produce research and to educate the public.

The Zoo’s first director Eduardo Ladislao Holmberg decided the Animals would reside in housing designed to reflect their countries of origin. Asian elephants occupied a replica of a Hindu temple, Giraffes were housed in an Islamic-inspired structure, the red panda in a Chinese pagoda and so on and so forth.

At the time of its creation, the area surrounding the zoo was quiet and peaceful. The serenity only broken by the sounds of animals never before heard by most Argentinians of that era.

In the 140 years since its creation, not only the sounds, but the zoo itself had become overwhelmed by the unending growth of Argentina’s Capital city. Over a century of Buenos Aire’s expansion has secreted away the serenity and seclusion the Zoo once enjoyed.

After a century of use, many of those buildings director Holmberg oversaw the construction of, still remain. Structures once colorful and bright are now blackened from weariness. The dark melancholy animal habitations provide testament to the Zoo’s decades of neglect.

Next: Present-day

Pages ( 1 of 3 ):
1
23Next »

Summary
The Forgotten Animals of Eco Parque
Article Name
The Forgotten Animals of Eco Parque
Description
Since Buenos Aires announced the closing of the 140-year old Eco Parque Zoo, very little has been accomplished so the innocent animals continue to suffer
Author
Publisher Name
Wildlife Planet and End Yulin
Publisher Logo

Please Rate This Story

Spread the love
Please help Support Us. Because Animals Need Your Gift More, We Only Accept $1 Max Donations.

6 Comments

  1. It was great to read this article and I believe you are really correct. Inform me in case you’re considering how to attract a woman you don’t know, that is my principal competency. I really hope to check back with you in the near future, be careful!

  2. Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest writing a blog article or vice-versa? My blog addresses a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other. If you might be interested feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Great blog by the way!

  3. Good blog! I really love how it is simple on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  4. Whats up are using WordPress for your blog platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and set up my own. Do you require any html coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*