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Mazatlan’s Venados Island; the legend behind its name

Before the island was considered a protected area, around 1980, two men brought a couple of deer to live in the area.

Mazatlán, Sinaloa.- Mazatlán is popular for its carnivals, its food, the warmth of its people, and above all for the beautiful landscapes that attract the attention of tourists.

Have you seen the three islands off the coast?

Isla Lobos, Isla Venados, and Isla Pájaros, because the largest, also known as Isla del Medio, has a story behind its name … do you want to know it?

Before the island was considered a protected area, around 1980, two men brought a couple of deer to live in the area. The story turned tragic after fishermen murdered the male, leaving the female alone.

After being left alone, the deer began to approach the people, causing amazement in tourists who were going for a walk, who fed her, also inhabitants of the island gave her apples and took care of her.

The popularity of this mammal was so great that soon visitors to the port asked to be taken to the island “of the deer” that until then was known as the “Middle Island”.

“The deer was carried all over the beach, so when people were in front they said I want to go to the island and we asked them which island? The middle one? And people answered NO! To the deer island ( …) then that name already stuck “told us one of the island’s inhabitants.

You already know the history, now it is important to know that if you visit these islands you must take care of them and respect them because these are natural sanctuaries of hundreds of endemic species of the port and inform yourself of the things that are forbidden to do if you travel to the place.

Source: reaccioninformativa.com

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