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Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo)

Address: Av La Marina Cuadra 24, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 1 464 4282
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Ranked #56 of 180 Activities in Lima
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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231 reviews 231 reviews
45 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the zoo in a recent visit to Peru. I would recommend getting here very early. We were visiting during summer break so a lot of field trips were taking place. We made sure to arrive when the zoo was opening at 9:00. It is deceivingly large in terms of area. There are a lot of exhibits and it... More 

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Lima, Peru
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I came here a little while back and I'm passionate about animals so love going to any kind of zoo. What I really love about Parque de las Leyendas is seeing how good the staff there are, they all clearly love their jobs and really care for each and every animal in their zoo -to me, this is a very... More 

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Lima, Peru
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had high hopes for the zoo, and while it wasn't as amazing as I pictured, it still was a very enjoyable day, and I learned a lot about Peruvian animals! The price is good (10 soles), especially since you will spend anywhere from 2 - 5 hours in the park. The zoo has animals from the coast, sierra, and... More 

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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

One of the best zoos in South America!!! Full of activities for kids and adults. Very recommended for it has many and huge areas to pic-nic and rest!

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Bucharest, Romania
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
8 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
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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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