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Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico)

Artigas y Av Primer presidente, Asuncion, Paraguay
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Ranked #28 of 33 Attractions in Asuncion
Type: Zoos, Gardens
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Farum, Denmark
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Cairo, Egypt
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Palomino, Colombia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Asuncion, Paraguay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This Botanical Garden is HUGE and very beautiful. But the zoo is poorly set up, maintained and financed. The Municipal Government should shop it out to a third party for administration with the condition that it be made into a REAL ZOO!!!

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Asunción, Central, Paraguay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

It's not got many animals and some of them look very bored, just pacing up and down inside their cages/pens. They all seem pretty healthy though. Only takes 30mins to see everything but not bad for 5mil!

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