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Zoo Buenos Aires

Address: Av. Las Heras 4440 | (Av. Sarmiento y Las Heras), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4011-9999
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Buenos Aires Zoo
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Ranked #123 of 444 things to do in Buenos Aires
Owner description: El Zoologico de Buenos Aires tiene por objetivo ser un gran centro de...
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: El Zoologico de Buenos Aires tiene por objetivo ser un gran centro de educacion ambiental que forme mejores ciudadanos, mas comprometidos con el bienestar animal y el cuidado de la naturaleza. Paralelamente, que se convierta en un centro de conservacion de especies, con enfasis en la fauna argentina
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OC, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I went back home to visit and took my grand daughters to visit the Zoo. I know I am not in favor of zoos but still wanted to visit. We found the animal cages very dirty. The gardens and paths in bad shape. All the animal open spaces were lacking trees and a similar nature environment. The poor hipo with... More 

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Calgary
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I certainly wasn't expecting the same level of animal care and conditions as some other zoo's that I have been to but my heart was so heavy within minutes of entering the zoo. Many animals are in small, boring, uninspiring cages. I was shocked that food for feeding animals is for sale (pellets and popcorn). Many animals are just waiting... More 

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Turku, Finland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have visited in many different kinds of zoos in our travels. This is very old, so the buildings are in need of some paint. It is impossible to make the zoo bigger so maybe they could have less animals. In every zoo no matter how modern they were,some animals seemed to be stressed allways. We did like our day... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We were walking in the beautiful parks of Buenos Aires and we arrived by chance at the zoo entrance, so we decided to visit it. What a mistake! If we compare this zoo with the hotel ratings, it would have no star at all! The place is dirty and the infrastructures where the animals live are old and falling apart.... More 

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Seinajoki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The Zoo of Buenos Aires is a really nice place to families with childrens. It easy to reach and you can spend a long time. It has local animals but also many specimens from other continents.

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Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I recently visited the Zoo and was really disappointed! The whole compound is in a very bad condition, the way animals are kept is definitely not up to date! Seeing the animals in their small cages was truly saddening, it is actually torture in my opinion.....Furthermore, a ticket price of 130 AR$ is ridicolous considering what is offered there. I... More 

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Haslemere
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The zoo has some great original buildings (in need of paint) which are good to see but perhaps not ideal to achieve todays standards for entertaining and displaying caged animals. A number of cages were empty. Staff were seen to be keen and willing to pass on information to children, however, some animals showed recognisable signs of boredom/stress. Food and... More 

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Freiburg
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This zoo has a very nice atmosphere with old animal houses and offers an attraction in the middle of lage city. You can see tha the zoo is short on money since it is not up to date wit animal housing. Nevertheless, it is very much worth a visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Excellent place for families to enjoy a great day! Best time of the year is Spring between September and November.

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Eugene, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Although this zoo is a little down-at-heels, like so much in Buenos Aires, the animals appear well cared for. The park is lovely and there are many benches scattered around for the weary. The best thing about the zoo is the architecture. Whoever built it loved follies and nearly every enclosure has one nearby. There are follies of every description,... More 

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