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Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec

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Address: Paseo de la Reforma s/n., Mexico City 83656, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 5 5536229
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the...
The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since the 1920s, is best known for its Russian pandas.
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Not exactly free

This was a nice little side-trip if you have a hole in the schedule to fill in, or if you're in the area anyways. While it's free to enter the zoo grounds, other things cost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Cayo, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

MXC has a world class zoo. One of seven in the world with a panda. But aside from that, entry is FREE. It is well constructed and the lay ouy out great. Lots of shade from the sun for tourists. Walk thru the central park to the zoo. Arrive early at opening time. By the time you are done it... More 

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Alameda, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've been number of times over the years. The condition of the animals was so apalling that I couldn't imagine returning. One macaque had a completely raw bloody bottom which I reported to a guard.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

In general, the zoo is very good, with a big variety of animals and it's possible to see that they are very well maintained. But the most beautiful ones are the giant pandas! They are so cute! You can't go there and don't see the pandas!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a nice little side-trip if you have a hole in the schedule to fill in, or if you're in the area anyways. While it's free to enter the zoo grounds, other things cost money. Indoor exhibits had an admission fee, such as the insect pavilion, and the reptile pavilion. It also costs money to use the toilet! It... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

- Free entry near the art museum - You can hardly see any animals there, even if you did find an animal, it looks sad and miserable. - I mean this is a free entry zoo, you cannot expect lots from a zoo if it is free. They probably need up-keeping fees to maintain but from what i can see,... More 

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Irapuato, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's not even worth the trip, the animals look really bad, the place is filthy, the park looks like and old place.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

We visited the zoo because my partner loves going to any zoo we come across. We've come across some average zoos in our time but this was certainly not one of them. It's a big zoo but it's easy to navigate around the animals and the information they provide on each enclosure was informative and interesting. We went on a... More 

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The zoo was pretty low down on our list of things to do in Mexico City. We cherry picked the animals we wanted to see. The pandas are unusual and I like that the city is inordinately proud of them. The butterfly exhibit is M$50pp, it is quite small, but I really enjoyed it. They have a large variety of... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is just amazing. Explored a great deal of it with my girlfriend on a beautifully sunny day. The grounds and inclosures were all well kept and large enough for the animals, which is always something I like to see in a zoo. We went on a Sunday and it was FREE ENTRY for everyone. Just 10 pesos to... More 

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I went on a Sunday, the busiest day. It is free. You don't have to pay anything. So naturally my expectations were not too high. But I was wrong. This zoo is world class. Very educational. A lot of people and kids, but it is orderly. Also well kept. There are paid exhibits, like the butterfly farm. But still affordable.... More 

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