In between programs, you should walk around the park and see animals, there are almost 200 species of crocodiles, iguanas, turtles, crabs, snakes, parrots, flamingos and other exotic birds. Many of them are endangered, and they are difficult to see elsewhere.
Manati Park is both a zoo and an amusement park at the same time, and it is also a fully scientific institution with the aim of preserving rare species of animals. There are few such parks in the world, the Phrygia Park in Tunisia is immediately recalled.
An important warning that hangs at the entrance to the park, and we will also do it. Watch out for the children! Wildlife can be dangerous! Some species are predatory here, and although they are kept behind a fence, with an unsuccessful combination of circumstances, animals can bite.
The parrot show consists of their singing and tricks. The second most interesting, even it is difficult to imagine that parrots can do such pirouettes. Singing parrots, and especially choral, is not so common in zoos in the world. Perhaps, we can only remember the Wuhan Zoo in China.
The show of dolphins and sea lions is quite ordinary. Dolphins jump through the hoop and shout at the command of the trainer. Many, probably, were at a similar show in Turkey in the water park of Troy or somewhere else.
The show of horses consists of their dances. This view has a quite definite name "dressage". The view is very beautiful.
A separate show is the show of the Indians of Taino (Arawak), who inhabited the Caribbean islands before their discovery by Europeans (see the article "History of the Dominican Republic" ).
In Manati Park there is a whole village in which the life of these people was reproduced. However, almost all of them became extinct from the diseases brought by Europeans several hundred years ago, so the reconstruction is very approximate.
The actors themselves are not Indians, as can be seen at least from the photo on the right. The Indians simply could not have such a difference in the color of the skin inside one Caribbean archipelago. But they dance very incendiary. When you look at them, these small details are simply forgotten.
In addition to dances, the actors demonstrate different rituals and ceremonies. They burn something, they worship someone. About the Indian rituals, we know not much and only thanks to the records of the missionary monks who came to the "New World" to convert the Indians to the Christian faith.
Separately, we should talk about swimming with dolphins. This service was worth at the time of writing 125 USD. By world standards this is very cheap. Passes this entertainment three times a day: the first time very early in the morning at 9-00, the second time at 14-00 and the third at 17-10. However, at the time of your visit, the prices and the schedule can change.