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  • NEX – Jaguar project

    Jul 28, 15 • Marion • ExcursionsNo CommentsRead More »

    NEX- No extinction  is a NGO dedicated to the defense and preservation of wild cats threatened by extinction. The Fazenda Preto Velho where this project is settled, is located about 80 km outside Brasília. We leave at 9 a.m. (from a meeting point, sharing cars) and return around 5 p.m. Program: – 9.30 a.m. Welcome coffee with explications to the project’s dedication and work – tour through the huge area guided by Rogerio who presents each wild cat and tells us its story behind – free time for a refreshing bath at a nearby waterfall within the fazenda’s territory, for relaxing in one of the hammocks or for visiting the araras’ area – lunch prepared by the social project “Onças ajudando gente” (“Wild cats helping people”), from the neighbour village Aparecida de Loiola, and its cook Patricia. – show time!! The tutors feed the animals demonstrating the brutal change of behaviour of the wild cats while being feeded. Great experience! – snack and time for exchanging experiences and asking more questions. – T-Shirts and other souvenirs can be purchased, the net profit of the sales also helps to finance this project. – 3.30 p.m. end of visit   Tickets (cash only): Adults – R$ 100,00 Children – R$ 50,00 (6 to 10) Children below 5 years of age are free   General conditions & remarks: – reservations with HOM-ing (by

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