Right next door to the Foz do Iguacu national park entrance lies the Parque das Aves (Bird Zoo).

We knew nothing about this attraction before we arrived at the falls but we had a little extra time than we needed so we though we would go take a look at some of Brazil’s (and beyond) more colorful residents.

Normally Im not a big fan of zoos and caged animals but the park is a rescue center with about 50% of the residents having been rescued from trafficking and other things by the environmental police.

The park gives you a great opportunity to get up close and take pictures.