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Zoo Buenos Aires

Av. Las Heras 4440 | (Av. Sarmiento y Las Heras), Buenos Aires, Argentina (Palermo)
+54 11 4011-9999
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Ranked #129 of 313 Attractions in Buenos Aires
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Type: Gardens, Zoos
Traveler Description: People visit Buenos Aires for many reasons. The pseudo Euro culture, the food and wine, the tango, but few ever realize that nestled between the... more »
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York, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Zoo Buenos Aires is easily accessible in the city--which is great. It's kind of nice to see so many free-roaming maras and nutrias running around. Maras are literally everywhere. The bad part? Several of the cages--the monkeys in particular--are the saddest things ever. They don't have enough room, they can't run around, and they don't seem to have any shelters... More

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Spokane, Washington
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I've been to zoos all over the world and the BA zoo remains one of my favorites. It's not too large, with a manageable amount of animals for an afternoon. The animals seem well cared for and the zoo itself was clean and fun to explore. The best part about it was the style of the pens, buildings, and cages.... More

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Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a fabulous zoo located between (and within reasonable walking or subway distance from) Palermo and the Recoleta. The zoo is a very clean & save place to stroll, people watch, and observe some of the distinctive southern hemisphere animals. We enjoyed walking about for a few hours and would return again on our next trip, weather permitting.

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This zoo is reminiscent of zoos of 50+ years ago with animals in small cages. The condition of the cages is very poor and the animals have no stimulation. Containers of food pellets can be bought to feed the animals but the food is not species specific.

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The zoo in BA was kind of interesting. Many of the enclosures were empty and the animals advertised were not there. There were numerous kiosks where you could buy pellets to feed the animals (!), which I have never before seen in a zoo. There were a few signs in front of some enclosures saying do not feed THESE animals,... More

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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My three kids loved this place. The animals are well cared for and some tranquil animals run free amongst the crowd begging for treats. The park seemed well organized and the staff were all animal lovers. The hippo stayed with its mouth open expecting treats. A little different than I am used to in the US. Had a lot of... More

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Salta
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126 reviews 126 reviews
16 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Buenos Aires zoo ("Zoológico de Buenos Aires") is an inner city zoo that was founded in the late 19th century. That explains as well rather small cages and an overall slightly outdated concept. You can see that the staff has been trying to modernize the zoo (shifting focus to conversation and animal protection). However, some of the animals (especially... More

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Cork, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

More like a petting zoo, its a bit small for the animals, so its like old fashioned Zoo in that regard. But I can see that the Zoo is trying to get people to connect with the animals. Sadly I wouldn't recommend going here it wasnt for me.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was in Buenos Aires for a whole month, and I think I can honestly say that one of my favorite days was a day at this zoo (not sure if this is sad or not). And yes, my boyfriend and I are both adults without kids. What makes this zoo special from the rest is that you can feed... More

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Buenos Aires
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Perhaps the best, most Porteño thing you can do with your kids. A very hands-on zoo. You can feed almost everything and hand-feed and pet Maras, goats, ducks, Coipo (if you dare). Marvel at the beauty of the decaying Victorian wrought-iron cages (especially the Condor cage). There is still much work to do here but it truly is a “Don’t... More

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