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Address: Acesso Oeste, Km 58 | Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lujan, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2323 43-5738
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El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en...

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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When you go to Buenos Aires, you must go to this special Zoo, it has got beautiful animal which you can touch and even feed them. For example, lion, tiger, elephant, camel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen many zoos all over the world, this one was a horrible experience for me. Tiny cages, some animals in obvious bad health. I can't recommend a visit there. It leaves you with a very guilty feeling, because you enjoyed cuddling with a tiger baby, although you know the treatment of the older animals isn't right.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought the entrance to the zoo from a good agency in Buenos Aires, but in the evening before the Trip, my mother in law felt down during a walk and we just couldn't go. By the time the zoo came to pick us to the hotel, my husband was looking for an open drug store to buy her medicines.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I could give it more stars I would. I don't believe you'll find another place like this in the world! A one hour drive from Buenos Aires it's worth every minute. The animals are beautiful, and the guys handling the tiger are the best! The pictures don't do it justice.

Thank larrybrac
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This zoo is controversial. You get to mingle and play with lions, tigers and cubs. Some say the animals are drugged but they seem incredibly healthy to be drugged. They are well fed, grand looking animals and interacting with them was an experience of a lifetime. Definitely worth a visit.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

While my friends and I enjoyed parts of this zoo, I had to give it the lowest rating because we strongly believe that these animals are drugged. There is no way you can take a picture with a grown lion like that without some sort of sedation. Even more - I saw them splashing water in the lion and tiger's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

When you go to Buenos Aires, you must go to this special Zoo, it has got beautiful animal which you can touch and even feed them. For example, lion, tiger, elephant, camel, vicuña, sneak and so. I'd definitely recommend you to go to this place, better if you get there before 9:30 so you won't skip the huge lines later

Thank Antonio F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The zoo is two hours away from buenos aires. The bus ticket costs 56 pesos and the zoo ticket for non argentinian costs 400 pesos which is really expensieve. The zoo looks like a ranch that hasnt been taken care of however they do have lots of animals: elephants tigers lions bears zebra horses camels snakes etc

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is not as big as the Buenos Aires zoo but it was everything kids will enjoy. Considering that Lujan is quite of an small town, this zoo has everything that a big city zoo will have but in an smaller scale. Also it is very clean and very well maintain. I personally recommend it.

Thank Walter C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This zoo is definitely not pretty, and it's pricey, about 40$ USD a person. It's also an hour away from downtown Buenos Aires, so plan ahead because that's a 80$ taxi ride to and from. Still, we had an amazing time petting lions and tigers, we held a baby lion, and fed elephants, camels and alpacas. Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Much has been said about this Zoo and the treatment they give to the animals. I can't say if they drug them or not, but all the staff seem to be very caring about all fof the animals. It's such an incredible experience to do, get in tough with lions, tigers, baby tighers, elephants and so many others animals. I've... More 

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