Bird Watching sights in The Guianas
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Georgetown's Botanical Gardens are worth visiting for plants but also for bird-watching. The garden's zoo is a depressing collection not recommended for animal lovers. The only highlight is the manatees that swim in the zoo canal, offering remarkably close glimpses of these shy creatures.
The garden's zoo is a depressing collection not recommended for animal lovers. The open court on the block south of the botanical gardens is the Square of the Revolution, which houses the monument to Cuffy, famous leader and hero of the 1763 rebellion on the Berbice sugar estate; the unusual statue which exaggerates the proportions of the human form, is characteristic of Western Africa.