The Chilean Council for Culture and Arts (FONDART) granted the funds to produce a short animated movie on huemuls during 2010. Katalapi Park Director of Environmental Education will be in charge of the production. The movie tells the story Yekal, a young male huemul. Yakal is part of a small population of huemuls that inhabit the area of Nevados de Chillán. Due to high inbreeding and habitat destruction they are likely to become extinct. Yekal must travel far away to Torres del Paine to find a young female. In addition to the difficulties imposed by nature, those derived from human activities are a formidable challenge to overcome. Yekal finally succeeds with the help of a friend condor.
The web page of Katalapi Park is now available in English. The page has a blog with news and the possibility of sending comments and suggestions. It also includes pages with scientific and educational information on the activities of the park. Enjoy seeing our pictures and reading our scientific and educational material. Explore the page and introduce yourself to the Chilean temperate rain forest
Following what is now a tradition, Katalapi Park thanked collaborators and friends on February 13 and 14 to the so called "Katalapi Folks Festival". Attendants enjoyed a curanto con chochoca, a barbecued lamb with typical folks music. The canopy of the park was used by children and their parents alike.