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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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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
67%
Ranked #71 of 299 Attractions in Mexico City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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267 reviews 267 reviews
81 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
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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Valsayn, Trinidad
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The zoo is really big, the map should be a bit more detailed as I found myself lost a couple times and the maps posted did very little to assist. The animals looked healthy and only the hippo was kinda smelly!

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Creel, Mexico
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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New York City, New York
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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
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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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29 helpful votes 29 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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