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The Nest (aviary)

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Opened  2003
The Nest (aviary)

The Nest is a aviary located in Ixtapaluca, state of Mexico. It is a civil association created to preserve over 300 different species of birds, both Mexican and the rest of South America, Africa and Asia, mostly endangered.


The association, formerly known as Wildlife also has a space for breeding and conservation of the most endangered species. It is the largest and most diverse in the world and the third largest in Latin America. He has also been the first to achieve captive breeding of Quetzal Mesoamerican bird, characterized by not being able to survive outside its habitat, it is known as a traditional symbol of freedom.


The origins of Bird's nest began in the era of the sixties, when the veterinarian Jesús López Estudillo decided to buy land with eight acres containing 10,000 trees and plants devoted to research, conservation and breeding of endangered birds given his passion for these animals decided to bring birds endangered and perform with them several experiments to achieve recreate their habitat so we can keep in captivity, thus he could observe their behavior and thereby create projects that would allow the reproduction and repopulate the species most threatened by human activity and climate change.

The space was mainly open to the scientific community specializing in birds, but a way of sharing information in 2003 this site was opened to the public, as an environmental education center that allows the approach of humans with nature especially designed for younger generations to them aware of the importance of conserving these species.

Symbol instead

The representative bird of place and that is within your logo is the Quetzal (Pharomachrus) as Dr. José López Estudillo was the first to successfully recreate their exact habitat for the bird thus felt in suitable for playback conditions.

In 2012 aired on internet incubator birth of one of the chicks Quetzal. The importance is that the breeding season of this majestic bird is only given once a year where the female only manages to put 2 eggs.

This bird is an important part of the pre-Hispanic mythology, as his name is known in Nahuatl as gorgeous or beautiful , formerly feathers that are characterized by up to 90 cm long, were part of the plume of the Emperor Moctezuma, and elderly priests.

Division place

More exhibition areas where species cat primates raptors and exotic birds which are also integrated into currently expanded the problem of extinction.


It is an area specially adapted for the stay of different cats like the jaguar, tiger and panther which form an important part in nature and which are currently among the most endangered species in the world. No matter how iconic they are for our country.


In this area, among the most important species, are the spider monkey and ape Jester.


Here are all the dangerous considerable birds, they are those that hunt prey to feed using its beak and sharp claws. Among the best known species are falcons, hawks, owls, and representative bird of the Mexican nation and which is on the brink of extinction, the golden eagle.

Exotic birds

in this area that were adapted different ecosystems the variety of species found are mainly Mexican, which are mainly located in states like Chiapas and Yucatán, some others are continents like Asia or South America these birds are toucans, toucans, herons, flamingos, peacocks and macaws among which the blue macaw jewel, stars of the film River.


The Nest (aviary) Wikipedia

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