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ZOO Lujan

Acesso Oeste, Km 58 | Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lujan, Argentina
+54 2323 43-5738
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Ranked #2 of 8 Attractions in Lujan
Type: Zoos
Owner description: El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en un principio la coleccion inicial de ejemplares de la fauna silvestre y... more » Owner description: El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en un principio la coleccion inicial de ejemplares de la fauna silvestre y domestica estaba integrada por un mono, dos burros, dos pony, llamas y ciervos, una pareja de leones y pavos reales. Luego, se comenzo a recibir muchas especies provenientes de donaciones, canjes con otras especies y compras a criaderos de fauna, en especial aves, mirlos y guacamayos. El predio ubicado en el historico partido que le da su nombre, sobre el acceso oeste ocupa una superficie de 15 hectareas conformando un amplio espacio natural con una particular fisonomia determinada por los sectores arbolados que lo caracterizan y donde el publico encuentra un lugar para disfrutar de la naturaleza, contemplar e interactuar con algunas especies de animales y vivir momentos de convivencia familiar en ese entorno. Se trata de un zoologico donde los animales conviven con los humanos desde su nacimiento y todo el transcurso de su vida, lo que se logra mediante un dedicado proceso de amansamiento que fue lo que caracterizo a este zoologico desde su fundacion. Rememorar los tiempos pasados y el vivir el presente, nos llevan a mencionar historias de amor a los animales, historias de trabajo en equipo, un enorme entusiasmo por hacer las cosas de modo diferente y el de colocar al parque entre uno de los mejores zoologicos de la Argentina. Adoptando los cuatro principios u objetivos que rigen la actividad de los zoologicos modernos -recreacion, educacion para la conservacion, investigacion y conservacion de las especies- tiende a convertirse en un centro de conservacion de grandes felinos amenazados no solo de America sino del mundo entero y donde la gran cantidad de pumas, tigres y leones que forman parte del plantel zoologico, producto de los planes de reproduccion que se llevan a cabo en la institucion, aseguran la existencia de un banco genetico de especimenes que en algun momento de la historia de estos grandes felinos, podra ser un reservorio que asegure la supervivencia de estas especies en peligro de extincion. A 19 anos de existencia, el Zoologico de Lujan no solo se ha convertido en un lugar de alto atractivo para los visitantes provenientes de toda la Argentina, sino que ha trascendido fronteras al ser reconocido internacionalmente con visitantes provenientes no solo de los paises limitrofes sino de otros continentes que lo visitan atraidos por la modalidad de manejo que se practica con nuestros ejemplares. « less
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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

You are willing to pay 150 pesos to see drugged up lions and tigers just so you can post them on Instagram. These are WILD animals that are sedated so you can have a chance to pet a lion. On top of this being morally wrong, this is also very unsafe. Only a matter of time until the drugs wear... More

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was top of my list of places to go and experience whilst in Buenos Aires. I signed up to go with a tour operator, it wasn't cheap but I was desperate to go!! And I can honestly say, it was worth every penny, the experience of saying you have been in a cage with lions and tigers, touched and... More

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The best Zoo I ever met in my life!!! You can touch the animals even the tigers and lions!!! It's amazing!!! It's very close to Buenos Aires. Take your own car and come early.

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Orlando, Fl
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is by far the worse zoo I visited. They are even selling day trips to visit this disaster area. To start with, it's private. Somebody has a collection of exotic animals and decided to open it for the public. The admission fee is outrageous, 150 pesos. You can drive your car into the compound. The animals are either well... More

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Brasilia, DF
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you LOVE animals, Don`t go to the Zoo Jujan !!! Don`t go to the Zoo Jujan !!! Don`t go to the Zoo Jujan !!! look the eye of Bear

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Stonewall, Canada
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

this zoo should be shut down they sedate their animals so people can sit with them and get pics taken , the polar bear is dying from extreme heat and is having a break down . the only ones who should be locked in the cages and drugged are the idiots running this animal concentration camp . you obviously do... More

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Despite all the discussions about this place, I will never forget the experience of holding a baby lion or fed a tiger. It was an amazing afternoon that I'll keep forever with memories and great pictures. Just don't take your kids (less than 16 y/o) there as they are not allowed to enter the cages, they might be really frustrated.

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Summerville, South Carolina
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

This is horrific and absolutely ignorant and stupid as well! I am mortified, wrong, very wrong!!!!!!

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Lima, Peru
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Gave this zoo an average, because while the photos you get are really just amazing and the experience of getting up close to such incredible animals is great, I know they are sedated because its impossible that the dogs they have in the cages with these great animals have trained them to be calm! So, it really is just up... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Please don't support this zoo. It will make an interesting picture but it's just not worth it. The animals deserve so much better.

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