The last family workshop for this summer at the Centre for Recuperation of Wild Animals will take place on Thursday 2 September from 18.30. We will get to know the story of the iguana, the American and African turtles and other exotic animals that live in our hospital. How have they arrived here? We will learn through play, things about these animals and the problems these invasive species pose on our native species.
Fausto is an African tortoise from Sahel. He was found ten years ago hit by a car, badly hurt, on a road in Menorca. Thanks to the team at the Centre for Recuperation he was saved and now lives in our facilities. How did this tortoise come to Menorca? The trade in exotic animals creates problems as much for these animals as for the native species wherever they go. When they escape or are liberated they harm the native animals. What are the problems? What can we do? This situation will be considered in an entertaining way this Thursday.
Remember that the Recuperation Centre can be visited until the middle of September from Mondays to Saturdays from 18 hours. The visit to the hospital is integrated with an optional visit to the Lithica Quarries. The entrance fee includes a guided visit to the Recuperation Centre. The entrance costs are: up to 12 year olds go free, people over 65 pay 4 euros, others pay 8 euros. There is a discount for residents: up to 12 year olds, free, people over 65 pay 3 euros, and the others pay 6 euros. The entrance to the Quarries is on Camí Vell de Ciutadella, km1.
Your visit helps us to make our work better. We look forward to seeing you.