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Address: Av. Las Heras 4440 | (Av. Sarmiento y Las Heras), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4011-9999
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Description: El Zoologico de Buenos Aires tiene por objetivo ser un gran centro de...
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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A fun getaway in the middle of the city.

We hadn't planned on going to the zoo on our recent trip to Buenos Aires but when we stumbled upon it after having coffee in the park, it seemed like a fun idea for two adults who... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Santiago, Chile
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My day at the zoo was a disappointment. The zoo is obviously old but that doesn't mean that it should not be maintained to a high standard so that the animals can live in good conditions. Sadly this is not the case. When compared to other zoo's around the world this is not animal friendly. Such a shame because it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We wanted to burn a couple of hours and were staying a 10 minute walk from the zoo. So yeah, we decided to visit. One of our worse decisions we made in 10 days in BA. To get in for foreigners is $15 (USD) per person. I don’t know what you are paying for. The zoo hasn’t been maintained. I... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We hadn't planned on going to the zoo on our recent trip to Buenos Aires but when we stumbled upon it after having coffee in the park, it seemed like a fun idea for two adults who hadn't been to the zoo in years. In general the zoo is well kept and nice. One thing I thought was a bit... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great old zoo, nice entertainment for the young ones. It has seen better times, but it is still a good place to spend an afternoon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you're an animal lover or just interested in the diverse habitats of many different species, then the Buenos Aires Zoo, (Zoológical de Buenos Aires) located at the corners, (main entrance) Av. Sarmiento y Av. Heras),is a must visit! This is a 45 acre, much smaller than the Bronx Zoo (265 acres), but older by 24 years, park packed with... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

It is a very old zoo. They are upgrading some areas..It was very warm and the hippos were buried in the water,rhinos deep into the shade as well as some of the other animals..they have some kind of hare that wanders all over the park, In a sheep enclosure we say a very large iguana crawling around. the white tigre... More 

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Minas, Uruguay
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

i was in b.a. for 3 weeks and read alot about the mistreatment of the animals, and what bad shape the cages, etc. are in. I walked around the outside - from where the subway stops all the way down to the astronomy observatory, and MUCHAS anti zoo graffiti was on the walls. Peeking through, it really looks as bad... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I see a few negative reviews. It is understandable that some people just don't like to see animals in capture and confined spaces. My husband and I enjoyed our day at the zoo. It is very visible that this zoo was built during the better times of Argentina. Yes, it is run down, but you can still appreciate the beautiful... More 

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OC, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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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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Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.