Royal Toucan Looking for a Bride

8 de January de 2019

Visited the Botanical Garden yesterday. Orchids, a Japanese garden, and many beautiful and different indigenous trees and other plants. A toucan showed up out of the blue and announced himself! Our teacher put all of this in context and got us practicing our Portuguese at the same time. A beautiful and relaxing afternoon in a gorgeous setting in Rio.

Leonard Leverson, United States


RioLIVE! Toucan in a tree. Toucan hiding on a tree. Toucan hiding behind the leaves.
Toucan searching for his girlfriend

Every time we visit the Jardim Botânico of Rio de Janeiro, something auspicious happens. This time it was a Royal Toucan looking for a bride. We were only heading to the Japanese Garden, practicing Portuguese and checking some tree names, when a Royal Toucan looking for a bride showed us the way and led us through the alley.


RioLIVE! Japanese garden. Japanese garden in Jardim Botânico Rio de Janeiro. Entrance gate at the Japanese garden. Royal Toucan Looking for a bride
Welcome to the Japanese Garden

The Jardim Botânico was created over 200 years ago. However, the Japanese garden was only created in 1935, then reinaugurated in 1995 by princess Sayako, the Japanese Emperor’s daughter. Thanks Sayako, Your Highness !


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See on the links below how RioLIVE! Jardim Botânico visits were:

December 2018 October 2018
August 2018 July 2018
May 2018
February 2018
January 2018 July 2017 March 2017 December 2016
June 2016 April 2016 March 2016 January 2016
August 2015 July 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014 July 2014 May 2014
February 2014
December 2013
October 2013
May 2013


RioLIVE! Girl waving at the camera. Girl with plants behing. Girl smiling and waving. Royal Toucan Looking for a bride
Snapshot of a happy student bringing happy thoughts