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Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo)

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Address: Av La Marina Cuadra 24, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 1 464 4282
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9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Nice emphasis on Peruvian and South American fauna

Too many zoos try to have large collections that represent a full Noah's ark of world wildlife; the only elephant on display here was a full sized skeleton in a nice case along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
frederick, maryland

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San Diego, California
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This zoo is ok. It is nothing like most zoos in the U.S. but it has some nice exhibits. They have improved it a lot since I was here 5 years ago. There are actual ruins inside the zoo that you can see but the animal exhibits are hit and miss. The feline exhibit was much improved.

Thank Matthew L
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265 reviews
126 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Wonderful huacas here in the middle of Lima. You can walk in the Huaca San Miguel; the others can not be entered but you can still have a good image of them. There is also an old wall. The parque also contains a zoo and some wonderful playgrounds

Thank gsrs
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142 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I went to the Zoo at least twice a year. Even though it covers a large area, they amount of animals on display are limited. However, you will find still a wide range of animals from all over the world. Make sure to bring sunscreen and water. Leaving the zoo leads to a street full of restaurants, in case you... More 

Thank sascha411
frederick, maryland
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491 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 493 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Too many zoos try to have large collections that represent a full Noah's ark of world wildlife; the only elephant on display here was a full sized skeleton in a nice case along one of the walkways. Instead, the focus at this zoo is on the important regional wildlife, organized into three principal biomes/regions: zona costa, zona selva, and zona... More 

Thank fred200099
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57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

While in Peru, I visited Parque de las Leyendas. The zoo seemed to be und r r construction and there were very few animals. I would say there were a total of 8 animals to view and two of the animals available were native to Peru. The hairless dogs and Llama's were the main attractions. There were also Longhorns available.... More 

Thank Alex P
Silver Spring, Maryland
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491 reviews
296 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Decided to visit the Zoo here in Lima on my last day, as I didn't have much to do. Man was I glad I made the trip here. There were numerous exotic animals such as jaguars, condors, tapirs, llamas and alpacas! Worth visiting and maybe spending more time in the warmer months.

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Bergen, Norway
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51 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Divided in the different zones of Peru, the zoo its a good way for kids to learn about the varieties of their country. And lets face it - animals are always fun ;) Migth not what you do with your friends, but definitely a good way to spend a day with the kids ;)

Thank ireneelise
Santiago, Chile
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is a big park, what is interesting is that they made a zoo within a waca (Inca Ruins) originally a ceremonial and adminsitrative site. The zoo is divided by Peruvian different regions (costa, selva, etc). The Selva region is very good. Althoug is and old zoo configuration (animals in jails) there are newest constuctions (big cats for example) more... More 

Thank guadasabate
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday and it was busy at 10am. However the queues to enter were even longer at 1pm when we left so either visit on a weekday or come early. Firstly, the good: the entry is cheap and there are a lot of things to see once inside. However, some of the enclosures are ridiculously small and... More 

Thank Anne M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It is a large zoo integrated with local history. It was quite beautiful. I enjoyed the many animal exhibits and the beautiful scenery. The zoo was in the process of updating the facilities, however we were still able to fully enjoy the entire park. Take your time to stroll the entire park as it is well worth it.

Thank mrssims1964

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