The Ave Zoo features a far larger choice of animals. It is on the well constructed road to San Ramon. Ave Zoo belongs to the National Zoo in San Jose and is famous for the many native birds in its large aviaries. Toucans, cranes, parrots, curassows, vultures, bright red New World parakeets and macaws (lapas rojas), and peacocks live there. Many birds, such as red macaws, fly freely through the park.
In addition to the bird collection, an excellent selection of Costa Rican wild animals has been given temporary quarters here – deer, red-faced spider monkeys, turtles and crocodiles – which children especially love. The goal of the Ave Zoo is to provide a good habitat for endangered species of animals which will later be returned to live in Costa Rica’s national parks and game preserves.