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This project has been pushed by Guayaquileños since 1979, and after a 10-year work was open to the public and has since been visited by thousands of people, both domestic and foreign.

The Botanical Garden of Guayaquil has five hectares of extension, is characterized by exhibiting scientific collections of living plants that are cultivated for conservation, research, dissemination and teaching. It has approximately 324 plant species that can be observed in its natural habitat, there are also wood, fruit trees, as well as ornamental and exotic plants.

It has a viewpoint that allows to observe the rivers Daule and Babahoyo. In addition, you can see 73 species of birds and 60 species of butterflies throughout the year.

Among the birds there are: Scarlet and Blue-billed Parrots; Amazons Coroniamarilla, Alinaranja and Harinosa; Guacamayo Frenticastaño; Periquito Aliamarillo -Loro Piquirojo; Perico Cabecioscuro and Loro Cabeciazul.

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Among the mammals are: capuchin monkeys white, black; red mantle chic, and squirrel monkey. Of fish there are: duck fish, raspabalsas, coridora, severum, longfish, red hook, coin fish, golf club, leoporino listed and piranha red. There are also terrestrial and aquatic turtles.

It has a botanical sample of numerous species of plants of Ecuador, in particular of the tropical zone of the coast. It houses about 324 species duly identified among them: Collections of native and introduced trees, palm trees, cactus, fruit trees and ornamental plants. There are also exotic tropical plants that are appreciated in their own habitat.

Their main attraction are orchids, there are collections belonging to the family Orchidaceae of Ecuador, and other native species of this country such as: bromeliads , tillandsias, heliconias, lotus flower or nepente that is a species of introduced carnivorous plant of Madagascar.

Drawings by Vincent van Gogh
In a letter to Theo in 1880, Van Gogh wrote, "I can not express the joy of drawing again. For example, her drawing Peasant Woman, sitting half-figure was drawn in an envelope.