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Address: Carretera 108 Miradero, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 834-8110
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The only large-scale zoo in Puerto Rico, this 45-acre tropical attraction...
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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Good experience; but a couple of improvements are needed

I know some reviews indicate that the zoo is dirty. Well, I just went there and the Zoo is not dirty, but need some improvement in the maintenance to be more attractive. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I know some reviews indicate that the zoo is dirty. Well, I just went there and the Zoo is not dirty, but need some improvement in the maintenance to be more attractive. The sidewalks need to be pressure wash, along with the handrails and the animal cages. Then a little paint and I bet the place will have a great... More 

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went there with my family last week, i can honestly say it was a horrible experience. The outside looked nice, but once inside it was dirty, the walkways were dangerous for kids to walk on, the animals look skinny, unhappy and confined in small area/cages. There were missing animals, closed out areas, etc. I was very very disappointed and ashamed... More 

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Accessible, good parking, safe sidewalks, dramatic butterfly, have a service movies at night on certain days.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was years since the last time i went to the zoo, so the family tried to give it a chance. You can see a lot of peacocks around it was pretty. The lion and lioness looked sad. The elephant looks mistreated. I think they should improve the attractions and take care better of the animals.

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Puerto Rico, Caribbean
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Animals are not well taken care of not fead properly zoo not Safety is not a priority not clean cages

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San Juan, null, Puerto Rico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I cant believe this places hasnt been shut down... the animals are in desperate need of help! there was a vulture so sick i wouldnt doubt if it died the very next day... ostrich that has ZERO feathers because they were being pulled out by the other one... it was dirty. and the lions were super skinny... I brought my... More 

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Chicago Il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This zoo is in desperate need of improvements the basics are there but someone need to help it along .Considering it`s close location to a major college why not reach out and ask for volunteers to at least pick up litter and garbage in exchange for free admission Another thought is to get some corporate funding from some U.S companies... More 

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Bloomfield CT. USA
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It sure looks like it's government funded because private enterprise wouldn't let it get into this condition. Don't get me wrong, it's not at all in total disrepair. The staff are hard working and dedicated. They just don't have the funds to turn this into the type of attraction that it could be. Simple thing like color coded (follow the... More 

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San German, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My visit to the Mayaguez Zoo was very exciting since every time I go it’s a new experience with family or friends. My last visit was about two months ago with my parent and grandparents. We spend a beautiful sunny morning looking to different animals regardless of the not so active behavior of them. Although the infrastructure is not the... More 

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Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

really nice place but needs some remodeling asap, the goverment needs to take note on this place and dont let it go to waste.

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Address: Carretera 108 Miradero, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Phone Number: (787) 834-8110
Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Mayaguez

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