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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 #118 of 309 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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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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109 reviews 109 reviews
16 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 That explains as well rather small cages and an overall slightly outdated concept.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
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Parts of the zoo look good and years ago I am sure it was a great place but international zoos have moved on and this place is stuck in time in many regards. You can see animals up close but enclosures are small and there is nothing to stimulate many animals especially the primates who looked particularly sad!

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Ballarat, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The zoo was nice, they had white tiger cubs which were definitely the highlight, the bird cages and a few other exhibits are in need of a bit of a make over but overall it was a fun few hours. You can also buy food and feed most of the animals, the giraffes come right up to the fence and... More

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Lima, Peru
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319 reviews 319 reviews
101 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I visited the Zoo since 1955 until now.....and is the first time, my first time I felt Buenos Aires Zoo poor, sad, artic bear is not there anymore, the monkeys look sad stressed, the elephant sad, the camels sad, the souvenirs store they dont even care if you buy something or not....everything was like the country itself...SAD Im very sorry... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

One of the best Zoo i've visit around the world. I really enjoyed all the animals an the areas that park are divided. IT makes easier the experience of visitng the Zoo.

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Dublin, Ireland
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327 reviews 327 reviews
114 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We didn’t manage to visit all the ‘places to see’ yesterday so we returned to Palermo for another long day. Our first stop was the zoo. The Buenos Aires Zoo is an 45-acre park, one of the many large parks, including the Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden and green spaces at the northern edge of Buenos Aires and bordering the... More

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