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Quistacocha Zoo

Iquitos, Peru
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Ranked #15 of 21 Attractions in Iquitos
Type: Zoos
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Brussels, Belgium
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I only saw this zoo because we had to go through it in order to get access to the Quistococha beach/lagoon. I was very shocked with the living conditions of the animals: lack of space in cages, smelly and dirty water and some animals looked very unhealthy such as the parrots where some lost some feathers (apparently this might be... More

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Iquitos, Peru
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Quistacocha Zoo is also one of the better things to see around Iquitos. I have lived close to it for around 14 years. It has made many improvements in my time here. It's a nice place not far outside of Iquitos with a very nice relaxing atmosphere. You can see many of the animals there that you might not otherwise... More

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Cascais, Portugal
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A great place to take your kids or to visit and spend the day. It's a nice setting with a natural lake (Cocha). You can eat tipical regional food at the beach by the lake. The zoo could do with some funding, it deffinitively needs funding. You get to see some of the wildlife, such as snakes, dolfin, insects, monkeys,... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

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
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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