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Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec

Address: Paseo de la Reforma s/n., Mexico City 83656, Mexico (Bosque de Chapultepec)
Phone Number: 52 5 5536229
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Mexico City Sightseeing Tour
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Ranked #77 of 389 things to do in Mexico City
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The site of a former Aztec zoo, its present incarnation, open since...
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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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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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126 reviews 126 reviews
105 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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207 attraction reviews
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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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213 attraction reviews
2,626 helpful votes 2,626 helpful votes
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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111 reviews 111 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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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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112 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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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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