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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 #64 of 286 attractions in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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El Pescadero, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Full disclosure, I think of zoos as "locked up abroad" but while walking through the park realized the zoo was open and free so entered to see the panda exhibit. The panda area is quite small and they were sleeping. But the primate area was beyond depressing! Orangutans are held in small, dark concrete enclosures. They have a center metal... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The zoo is free, I went on a sunday and was full of locals. I didn´t see many animals but I guess as its free you can´t complain. I saw lots of birds & monkeys but not many other animals.

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philadelphia, pa, usa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the Parque Zoologico is in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. It is a large zoo with excellent animals in a very nice setting. Amazing that this wonderful zoo is free! We went on a Sunday so it was crowded with many locals from all over the city but well worth the visit if you are planning on being in Mexico... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We visited the zoo after visiting the castle. Too much to do in this great city!! The animals were awesome. Wish I could have seen more but we were too tired and it was packed!! Great choices to eat there also. There's a part in the zoo where the smell is unbearable though, thankfully not close to the eating areas... More

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Vernon, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We went to the zoo with our 3 year old and 5 month old granddaughters - they loved it! Even the baby got a laugh out of the monkeys trying to get so close to the window to visit with her.

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Terrigal, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Wow, its free... when can you say that? We had an enjoyable 3 hours wandering the zoo, which was very well kept and just when we were leaving it started to get very busy with Mexican families (26 Dec) which was just delightful that you could take your children and a picnic and enjoy the day without spending any money.... More

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I brought my 2 12 year old nephews to Chapultepec one day thinking we'd hit the zoo and a museum or two; but the zoo was so Great and so Big that we spent over 4 hours there! They had just about every animal you could expect (sadly missing elephants, but did have a PANDA!) and a large portion or... More

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