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Yumka’ Ecological Park

Villahermosa

“The elf who cares for plants and animals”, that’s yumka’ meaning in Mayan language. There couldn’t be a better name for this Center for Interpretation and Coexistence with Nature, better known as Yumka’ Ecological Park. It’s a 17-kilometers-from-Villahermosa-center reserve, next to the international airport, to learn about the species that inhabit the Tabasco’s jungle, savanna, wetlands and lagoons.

With specialized guides, visitors wander through trails aboard mini-wagons to observe deer, zebras, giraffes, elephants, and rhinos. When the route joins the lagoon system, you have to navigate in boats. You don't need luck to appreciate the serene swim of manatees.

The park is a conservation refuge for these species. With the help of information cards you learn about their reproduction and behavior, in addition to highlighting why they’re on the Red List of endangered species.

The lagoons are home to crocodiles and hippos. They can be seen sunbathing or just poking their eyes above water. Another must-see space is the aviary with macaws, toucans, pelicans and flamingos.
“The elf who cares for plants and animals”, that’s yumka’ meaning in Mayan language. There couldn’t be a better name for this Center for Interpretation and Coexistence with Nature, better known as Yumka’ Ecological Park. It’s a 17-kilometers-from-Villahermosa-center reserve, next to the international airport, to learn about the species that inhabit the Tabasco’s jungle, savanna, wetlands and lagoons.

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With specialized guides, visitors wander through trails aboard mini-wagons to observe deer, zebras, giraffes, elephants, and rhinos. When the route joins the lagoon system, you have to navigate in boats. You don't need luck to appreciate the serene swim of manatees.

The park is a conservation refuge for these species. With the help of information cards you learn about their reproduction and behavior, in addition to highlighting why they’re on the Red List of endangered species.

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