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Quistacocha Zoo

Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Iquitos
Type: Zoos
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This was a pleasant experience and great photo opportunity. They have an abundance of wildlife and a great beach and lake to use while there. The souvenirs were reasonably priced. The entrance fees was about 10 soles. Please – DON’T feed the wildlife – You’d swear some people can’t read! (in multiple languages)

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Glen Davis, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This place and Quistacocha are the same and should not be listed separately. It is worth noting that Quistacocha Zoo is only about a kilometre from the must see ACOBIA manatee rescue centre so both can be fitted into a single excursion. I enjoyed seeing some of the animals I had not seen in the jungle. And the grounds are... More

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Bethel, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Plenty to see and do as far as animal displays. The conditions were not up to US standards but it was apparent they were well taken care of. Bring your bathing suit also...there is a nice beach there to hang out and picnic. Take a motocaro from downtown..about a 20 minute ride.

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Wimbledon, North Dakota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We had reservations about visiting this zoo as just visiting the country its hard not to notice that animal welfare is not paramount but after it was reccommended by a local, we thought maybe the zoo was acceptable and may take us by suprise. Our first negative experience was being charged 11 soles for being foreign-this inflation based on nationality... More

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Rancagua, Chile
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It is about a 30 min motocarro ride (15 soles for the ride) from downtown Iquitos. Entrance fee is 18 soles for foreigner. The zoo doesn't have that much variety of animales and most of them are kept in a sad environment. There is an artificial lake, where locals enjoy spending their afternoon chilling. There is a lonely grey dolphin... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Was in Iquitos with church group and we had extra time before our flight back to Lima. Took a caravan of moto taxis to the zoo. Amazing wildlife, and plants, nice lake and excellent folklore stories about the area. Got to see the pink dolphin up close. Highlight of the zoo for me.

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Trapani, Italy
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is not my thing to have animals in captivity. but i must admit that it is in some way the opportunity to see some species that normally are clever enough to keep there distance from us humans. Interesting the walking trees... you can see how they move with time.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

we spent a nice day of family in Quistococha zoo, we saw all types of animals that live in the jungle, in additional with the climate, the artificial beatch and the lake were magnificent, we swam and enjoyed the fresh water of the lake. we finally finished the day eating the cuisine of the jungle in a tipycal restaurant. is... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I went with my girlfriend to the zoo and it was quite a nice afternoon. We took a moto taxi from where we were staying in Iquitos to the zoo which took about 40 minutes, it was fun. There is a nice beach at the zoo with a big lake which is warm and nice to swim in. There are... More

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Palmdale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

went there with a mototaxista - this is a nice place if you like zoo's.. Its not modern or anything like that but it really dos a good job of showing you the fauna and flora of the area, which is quite a lot - I was impressed by how much I saw at the zoo, that was wild and... More

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