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Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo)

Av La Marina Cuadra 24, Lima, Peru
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As featured in Lima for young kids
Ranked #49 of 134 Attractions in Lima
Type: Zoos
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Bucharest, Romania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This zoo covers Peru’s major geographical divisions: coast, mountains and jungle (costa, sierra y selva). There are about 210 native animals, with a few imports. Here's where I saw a giant turtle for the firs time in my life. And there are also a lot of llamas. :)

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I always think it's a fun idea to go to the zoo and usually come out feeling regretful and depressed. It happened again here. Went on a weekday so no crowds really which was good, but it also meant there was no happy vibe. Many of the animals (the puma, the oso anteojos, the tiger, the lion, the hippos and... More

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Arequipa, Peru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Parque de la Leyendas is a nice place to go with the kids or even alone, but it's better if you go during the week because on weekends it's crowded. First, remember that there are 10 queues to buy the entrance tickets, don't stay in the first one you see. When you're inside, look for somebody to give you a... More

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Prague
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67 reviews 67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

the authors of recent LP and RG guidebooks must have visited this place 10 years ago. Its totally not what they are writing about, surprisingly nice park with many animals and some quite modern enclosures. Some of the inhabitants (parrots especially) looked to be in poor conditions though, but most of the others looked well kept and in a good... More

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Lima, Peru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I took my two year daughter last Sunday and we made sure to arrive early (10 am) to enjoy the morning before the crowds. There are two zoos in the Lima area, this and another heading out towards Chosica. I asked my Peruvian friends and this is the traditional (50 year old) zoo that is the classic zoo for Lima.... More

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Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went on a Monday afternoon and may have been the only people in the park. Admission is only 10 soles and you get to see beautiful exotic animals (so many monkeys and birds that I had never seen before in an American zoo). The rainforest section is especially beautiful as it's designed with huge trees, rivers, and huts to... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My first word of advice: DON'T GO ON A WEEKEND!!! Although a big place, there were long queues of people pushing and shoving to get in. There must have been thousands entering and I'm not exaggerating. It was very much a family day out on the Sunday we went. Most people had come with their picnic food and equipment. Every... More

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Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews 124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Keep in mind this is Peru, so if you manage expectations - you're not going to find San Diego Zoo here; this can be a very fun day. Zoo is set in a historical Huaca, so you get Archeology as well as animals. The native animal areas are divided by geographic regions of Peru and lots of native animals we... More

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SILVER CITY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This zoo is amazing.. very well done. It is constructed around some ancient Inca ruins that are continuously being excavated.. It also surprised me that seniors are free.. It is clean, well landscaped.. the animals look healthy and happy and active. We all were very pleased!!

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

My wife and I just wanted to see Capybaras, a native Peruvian animal. After wandering around this zoo for quite a while, it was apparent that it was kind of run-down. Plus, there were exhibits from Oil and Mining companies! Pretty much the opposite of what a zoo should be about. In addition, there were no maps except by the... More

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