You were allowed to pet the turtles in the yearling turtle ponds. The turtles swam around and around and, after washing hands, you could carefully pick them up. We were told that stroking a turtle under its neck could calm it down.
A highlight of our visit to the Turtle Park was the Caribbean Aviary. In the aviary we met Arden who told us about the birds and how he used to hunt agouti in the dry forests inland. The agouti looked cute, but they are apparently invasive like rabbits. We bought a cup of nectar and the kids fed the bananaquit and a brilliant blue honeycreeper from Cuba/Brazil.
|Josh has a bananquit on his head.|
|We were amazed by the blue honeycreeper|
|The parent and child bananquits. The baby kept yelling at its parent|
even though it is of an age to feed itself!