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Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec

Neighborhood: Bosque 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
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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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Excellent Free Zoo!

This zoo is free to the public and has a large variety of different animals. You need to pay extra to see the reptiles or the butterflies, but there are plenty of other exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jenna B
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This zoo is free to the public and has a large variety of different animals. You need to pay extra to see the reptiles or the butterflies, but there are plenty of other exhibits for free, including the pandas! We went on a Sunday morning/afternoon (the busiest day of the week) with a large group (about 25 including the young... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I actually held a large Scorpion and tarantula ~ YIKES...fun for the whole family. So much to see and do...arrive early!!! Located right in the middle of the park - easy access to all other attractions...you would need several days to see everything ! SALUD ! VIVA MEXICO!

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Tampa, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We took our 11 year old twins to the zoo early on a Tuesday morning. We had the zoo pretty much to ourselves at 9ish and then by 11 it got busy however it was over the Christmas break. The zoo is nicely laid out. We were excited to see the panda and we really enjoyed the monkeys, and sea... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I went to the zoo today with my father and sister, and she went into the restroom (which has a small cost) and there was an old man in the zoo uniform inside the women restroom asking for money for the toilet paper and delivering rude comments to the women present, then, when asked to leave by a woman with... More 

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tyler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very interesting zoo and well put together. From Butterflies to gorillas all are nicely cared for and maintained. Great food court as well. Allow yourself plenty of time because there is so much to see. There is a small charge to visit the butterfly exhibit but well worth it.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very well kept zoo in Chapultepec. You have to visit the Pandas, they are great. Got to sea an exhibit of snakes, with rattlesnekes, mambas, cobras. All the animals are very clean areas. In some places the zoo is a little run down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The Chapultepec zoo is a very popular attraction, not only is it interesting, and exhibits a vast array of animals, it is also free. I went there with my girlfriend and we both loved it. Though the maps are not really helpfull, once you get a hang of the layout you can explore fully. This zoo even has a reptile... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Very well maintained Zoo. The space per animal is ample. Neatly designed sub sections - birds/ mammals etc. The food court is at central zone strategically. Enough guards to keep an eye on people not feeding/disturbing animals. We really loved to spend lot of time here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Having visited some zoos around the world makes this review slightly spoiled by that fact itself. The Zoo is nicely situated in a well looked after Park to rival the likes of Central Park and Hyde Park. On the way in many vendors sell all sorts of sweets and brick-a-brack you can imagine and more. Free entrance. As soon as... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The zoo which in in Chapultepec Park is a fun way to spend the day especially with children! Lots of wonderful animals including Panda Bears and penguns! We spent about 3 hours at the zoo and saw all of the animals. It is easy to get to on the bus or on the metro.

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