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Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec

Paseo de la Reforma s/n., Mexico City 83656, Mexico (Bosque de Chapultepec)
52 5 5536229
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Ranked #69 of 291 Attractions in Mexico City
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Type: Zoos
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 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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Creel, Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Not a fan of zoos in general, but there are some good ones. Unfortunately this really isn't one! The main reason I say this is because the animals that need the most space such as the big cats and birds, actually have the least. The big cats are in basically concrete boxes and the raptor birds especially have very little... More

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SF Bay Area
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is a free zoo. The only thing I didn't like about it was how small the habitats are, but on the flip side, you get to see a lot more of the animals than at other zoos...ones with larger enclosures where the animals can hide.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Chapultepec Zoo is an amazing one. For starters it's free. Then all he animal exhibits are well organized an very well presented. I love coming with my daughter to this amazing park. I really recommend a visit if you are in the area. Just in front of el museo de antropología.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This zoo is in the middle of the city, the animals get a lot of polution of the trafic. I actually felt bad for the animals, my idea of a zoo has to be on the wild.

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Edmonton, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The zoo is an amazing place, it has many different species and their habitats are really cool, however in order to have a good experience I recommend you to get there as soon as they open, since the zoo is free it gets really crowded really fast. I also recommend you to be there on weekdays so you avoid all... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

this place is very good. I have many times and seen pandas, elephants and all types of tigers. The zoo is free.. what else can you expect.

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Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The good thing about the zoo is that you do not have to pay for entrance, but at each of the animal cages there is something that allows you to donate whatever coins you feel like. The Zoo has a wide variety of animals which was very pleasant just to walk around and look at the animals. However the cages... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited the zoo with my sister. We have an amazing zoo at home in Omaha, so I had high expectations. It's cool that there is a panda, but the enclosure is very strange. There are tons of rooms in the "panda complex" but only one of them has the panda in it. The monkeys were so cute and loved... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Very well organized and planned out facility with a lot of animals to see in the surroundings made as much as possible to resemble natural habitats. The entrance is free of charge for everyone, only butterfly and viper expositions are for a fee. Keep in mind that bags are being checked by security to make sure that no sweets are... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I reviewed a free zoo in Merida and I would give it a better review. Here in Mexico City, I agree with the posting about the primates being in the equivalent of a round room. However the orangutan looked to be in his own sad world, unaware of the people. He had the thousand mile stare going on. We made... More

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