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ZOO Lujan

Address: Acesso Oeste, Km 58 | Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lujan, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2323 43-5738
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Owner description: El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994...
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

I can not understand how anybody can refer to this as an "amazing experience". I do not understand how this can be legal... No wild animal would tolerate the presence of various humans in such a stressful environment, they must be doped with the most disgusting substances. shame on those who support this disgusting treatment of beautiful, wild and endangered... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I visited lujan zoo and was absolutely disgusted in the conditions I found the animals in. Each big cat was found with 4 other big cats unconscious around it, on a concrete floor with mattered fur. There was one lion unconscious lion passed out on a picnic table. When someone arrived for a photo, water was thrown on the clearly... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I can not believe people go and then say 'it's a unique experience'... I am really shocked!! Don't you understand animals are drugged to allow unconscious people to touch wild animal, put a cap on their heads or bottle feeding !? I saw kids in the same cage with lions?! People, are you mad?? Also they are locked in small... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Why hasn't this zoo been shut down ? No protesting ? No petitions? This zoo is a disgrace to animals. . This is a prime example of why humans have ruined this entire planet . Those animals need out of there and they need out now ! Someone step up and do something about this !!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This "zoo" drugs their animals in order to attract guests. They constantly drug and chain their animals. These animals get emotional problems, such as depression or anxiety. The tight chains are very painful for them and being constantly drugged is bad for their health! Use your brains, this place ought to be shut down. This is the worst place to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Although it's an amazing experience to pet a lion, tiger and bear, I think it's the most awful "zoo" (if I can call it like that) ever existed. Since I got there and saw the poor animals, I realized something was happening in there. It seems like this animals are drugged or sedated, because of what I've heard, they don't... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have heard about this place but despite having visited Argentina many times only now got to know, and I have a great experience. This zoo is located 65 km from the capital Buenos AIres, but the road is very good. I was lucky cause the weather was overcast and the zoo bit empty so I didn't wait too long... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The kids love it. The visually impaired too. After all, it's an unique opportunity to touch wild mammals such as lions, tigers and others. But the sight of the animals is not that comfortable as they don't seem normal. I'd prefer to see them at a distance in their own natural habitat. So, if you're an animal activist I highly... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was by far the most interactive zoo experience we ever had. I was a little apprehensive getting in the cages with the lions at first but it was really beyond surreal. The baby lion cubs were a lot of fun to interact with. The tigers were a little scary especially since the one I got to pet was chewing... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was an amazing experience that I went into a bit naive. The animals are clearly drugged, especially the lions. However, they are taken care of and it was still terrifying to get to get in the cages with them to pet or feed them. You should just know what you are getting into. I definitely would have thought twice... More 

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