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Mayaguez Zoo

Address: Carretera 108 Miradero, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 834-8110
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Ranked #338 of 521 things to do in Mayaguez
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The only large-scale zoo in Puerto Rico, this 45-acre tropical attraction is home to a wide variety...
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The only large-scale zoo in Puerto Rico, this 45-acre tropical attraction is home to a wide variety of animals including elephants, hippos and exotic birds and reptiles.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the first time and didn't know that the two exhibits that I was interested in were closed from 11:30-1:30.(Aviary and the butterfly exhibit). arrived at 11 and wasn't able to enter either. Other random complaints about the first visit was, no food available, animals seem bored, bathrooms locked, no one around to ask questions about the exhibits and closed... More 

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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

You think you are going to see animals in their habitats, healthy and happy. No way! I feel for those animals, they look under nourished. The hippo has a mini pool that barely covers his feet, imagine if he wants to sink in? I believe that maybe people should start visiting more and perhaps with the income, they can give... More 

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St. John
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We really enjoyed the little zoo in Puerto Rico. It is small but really entretaining. I read that there is shows within the zoo, but we didn't get to see any of them. There is no giraffe in the zoo at this time. My favorite animal was the elephant! The only down side to this cute little place is that... More 

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New York City, New York
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very nice zoo in Puerto Rico. You can't compare it with other places but it's a nice visit. Nice variety of animals to see. I would recommend.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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113 reviews 113 reviews
44 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This is the only zoo in PR. A lot of effort has been put into its development and it shows. There is ample parking and lush vegetation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We got there early and got to see the animals being fed. It was awesome! Not like other zoo's where they are all sleeping.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The zoo needs attention. There are no giraffes or gorillas. It has a great potential since it has beautiful fauna and flora. The butterfly area has very little butterflies. There are hardly any snakes..... oh and there is a lot of empty cages. They use to give you headphones that would give you information in spanish and in english and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto RIco
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I was so sad! This place looks terrible. As does the animals! I think closing this place will benefit the animals. Go Away! Don't bring your kids! ...and careful with the stone thrower monkey!

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Hormigueros, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The zoo in Mayaguez is an excellent choice to go with children. The cost of entry is accessible and also has good parking. I went with my daughter this year, on the 3 Magic King's day which was held there. This is the only large zoo in Puerto Rico. This has a great variety of species. We saw an elephant,... More 

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San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited about a year ago. It was just too sad to see the animal in this condition. Not good again. Cant understand why they do not creat a better habitat.

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