Puente al Sur (Bridge to the South)
The rich biodiversity of Latin America is represented in this multi-species habitat, which features giant anteaters, black-necked swans, white-faced whistling ducks, other birds and guanaco. It offers visitors close-up viewing opportunities and a habitat with plants and grasses native to South and Central America. Upon entering Puente al Sur, 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!
The Spanish name, Puente al Sur, translates to “Bridge to the South,” and 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.