Photo: Tamara Blazquez Haik

PULSE NEWS MEXICO

From possums to burrowing owls and an entire menagerie of indigenous creatures such as the Xochimilco axolotl (a type of footed salamander) and the cacomixtle (a ring-tailed raccoon), Mexico City is alive with a vast variety of wildlife.

And to promote awareness and the protection of these unique native animal species, the Mexico City Culture Secretariat on Monday, May 30, launched an open-air photo exhibit of some of the most unusual local wildlife along the fences of Avenida de la Reforma in Chapultepec Park.

The collection of 58 large-format images, appropriately titled “Fauna of Mexico City,” were taken by Mexican photographer and conservationist Tamara Blazquez Haik.

The exhibit will remain on display along the Gandhi Open Gallery through July 10, within the framework of World Environment Day.

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