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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 #71 of 289 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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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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3 reviews 3 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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28 reviews 28 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
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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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
2 reviews
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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46 reviews 46 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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