The Stone Zoo “Zoologico de Piedra” is located at the alto de Boqueron in Felicidad de Yateras, Yateras municipality about 15 km outside Guantanamo City. This unusual zoo offers you the great opportunity of seeing with your own eyes the wonder created by the modest farmer and sculptor Angel Iñigo Blanco.
It is the only zoo in the world where its inhabitants have been engraved in the stones of a mountain with exuberant and variegated vegetation that allows to amuse them like their natural habitat, the Stone Zoo “Zoologico de Piedra” is the result from tools like chisel, axe, crowbar, hammer and others confections of craftmen used by dint of sweat and firmness by Angel Iñigo, father and creator and his son of the same name and successor of his work.
Among the works that conform it are found, a lion and elephant about 3 m tall, first sculptures that originated the Stone Zoo “Zoologico de Piedra”, the combat of the aborigines against a wild boar, lions devouring a buffalo, several aborigines at their community, farmers that do their daily works among many others.
The Stone Zoo “Zoologico de Piedra” is an atypical place that comes to be by its works and forestall environs an space able to awake the dreams and the imagination from whom visit it, among them, personalities like Silvio Rodriguez, the ministers of Culture Abel Prieto, Esteban Lazo, the commander of the revolution Juan Almeida Bosque, Raúl Castro Ruz ministers of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) and much more. More than 425 sculptures carved on limestones that represent animals and human figures, conform it.