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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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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 4 weeks ago
frederick, maryland

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129 reviews
42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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frederick, maryland
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476 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 484 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

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 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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412 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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31 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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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 

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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.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is well laid out and we liked how it had sections themed for different regions. We went midday during off-season, so there was construction and some animals were gone. We still really enjoyed it! If you're traveling with children or an animal lover, it is worth going to, better than a museum. They have Galapagos tortoises, a great large... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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113 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love going to zoos when I travel. I like seeing the different designs and seeing what different things the different zoos have to offer. While I enjoyed our 3 hours at Parque de las Leyendas I would not say that it is one of the best, nor the worst. Admission to the zoo is affordable, 10 soles, and it... More 

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