Trip to Summit
The park was created in 1923 by the former company of the Panama Canal, as the Experimental Farm Summit, to test the adaptation of plants’ species from different parts of the world to the tropical climate of Panama. It was through this experimental farm that teak was introduced to the American continent.
In the 1960s a small zoo was started within the Botanical Garden. The zoo has increased gradually, and today is home to about 300 animals. One of the attractions of the zoo is the harpy eagle; the national bird of Panama.
Animals at the zoo include squirrels, alligators, owls, coyote, gray herons, gulls, parrots, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, agouti,pumas, doves, foxes, lizards, and harpy eagles.