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Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico)

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Address: Artigas y Av Primer presidente, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 595 21 290 269
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We weren't sure what to expect from the zoo after reading other reviews here, so we were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet during the week but even as the first people there we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We weren't sure what to expect from the zoo after reading other reviews here, so we were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet during the week but even as the first people there we felt very safe walking around (they've installed cameras and there are lots of staff around too). Some of the animals' cages have room for improvement but in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The zoo has started a reorganization and improvement project of all cages. They're getting bigger and greener! Also, from now on all the animals' main characteristics are explained on signs.

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Farum, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

More like a big park in city. Lots of kids running around playing football. Very few plants marked with species name, not really a botanical garsen. Anyway, probably the most and only peaceful place in Asuncion city.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The park is a very nice place to come and walk around. I love the old summer residence of president Lopez, the bird life, the trees and flours... But this is also a zoo with badly treated animals in small dirty cages fed with whatever leftovers the zoo has. In the zoo, there is also a museum with animals stuffed... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The botanical garden and zoo is a very large park with many kilometres of trails, a natural history museum, a forest reserve, camping and a few other places to see including something called Casa Alta that was closed for renovations when I was there. The entire place seems well maintained with workers actively improving the zoo and gardens. There is... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Compared to the Botanical Gardens say in Rio, this more like a very large city park that happens to have a small zoo, an out-dated natural history museum (very small), and a few pleasant flower gardens. My husband and I enjoyed a stroll here with our daughter who we had not seen in several months. It was a wonderful place... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

245 hectares of land, green and many huge trees, amazing to spend the day, pic nic are allowed. Very well maintained and in great shape, either some more garbage been will be welcome. Definetely worth it to see!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to the museum at the botanical gardens and saw the whale eye. This is mentioned in the book At The TOmb of the Inflatable Pink Pig by John Gimlette

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PITTSBURG, CALIFORNIA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

There is nothing great to see, durty, it is sad to see the animals , they need care and bigger cages. Also we were told to be very carefull because we could be rob, so the place is not safe to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We took a bus here, and It was a great escape from the city. We did not have high expectations for the zoo, but it turned out to be a cute place. It was the first time we saw a hippo being active on land.

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Address: Address: Artigas y Av Primer presidente, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: 595 21 290 269
Location: South America  >  Paraguay  >  Asuncion

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