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“An amazing experience at the cost of ARS 140” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ZOO Lujan

ZOO Lujan
Acesso Oeste, Km 58 | Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lujan, Argentina
+54 2323 43-5738
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Owner description: El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en un principio la coleccion inicial de ejemplares de la fauna silvestre y domestica estaba integrada por un mono, dos burros, dos pony, llamas y ciervos, una pareja de leones y pavos reales. Luego, se comenzo a recibir muchas especies provenientes de donaciones, canjes con otras especies y compras a criaderos de fauna, en especial aves, mirlos y guacamayos. El predio ubicado en el historico partido que le da su nombre, sobre el acceso oeste ocupa una superficie de 15 hectareas conformando un amplio espacio natural con una particular fisonomia determinada por los sectores arbolados que lo caracterizan y donde el publico encuentra un lugar para disfrutar de la naturaleza, contemplar e interactuar con algunas especies de animales y vivir momentos de convivencia familiar en ese entorno. Se trata de un zoologico donde los animales conviven con los humanos desde su nacimiento y todo el transcurso de su vida, lo que se logra mediante un dedicado proceso de amansamiento que fue lo que caracterizo a este zoologico desde su fundacion. Rememorar los tiempos pasados y el vivir el presente, nos llevan a mencionar historias de amor a los animales, historias de trabajo en equipo, un enorme entusiasmo por hacer las cosas de modo diferente y el de colocar al parque entre uno de los mejores zoologicos de la Argentina. Adoptando los cuatro principios u objetivos que rigen la actividad de los zoologicos modernos -recreacion, educacion para la conservacion, investigacion y conservacion de las especies- tiende a convertirse en un centro de conservacion de grandes felinos amenazados no solo de America sino del mundo entero y donde la gran cantidad de pumas, tigres y leones que forman parte del plantel zoologico, producto de los planes de reproduccion que se llevan a cabo en la institucion, aseguran la existencia de un banco genetico de especimenes que en algun momento de la historia de estos grandes felinos, podra ser un reservorio que asegure la supervivencia de estas especies en peligro de extincion. A 19 anos de existencia, el Zoologico de Lujan no solo se ha convertido en un lugar de alto atractivo para los visitantes provenientes de toda la Argentina, sino que ha trascendido fronteras al ser reconocido internacionalmente con visitantes provenientes no solo de los paises limitrofes sino de otros continentes que lo visitan atraidos por la modalidad de manejo que se practica con nuestros ejemplares.
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“An amazing experience at the cost of ARS 140”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

The zoo is about 1.5 hours bus ride from Buenos Aires. An entrance fee of ARS 140, if you are not a citizen of Argentina, is required to enter the zoo.

I have mix reviews about the zoo. It is obviously the world's greatest feeling to actually feed and love the animals which can otherwise tear your flesh down. Also, the lion cubs are truly amazing and very friendly. The zoo has some beautiful Latin American birds and you can click pictures with them.

However, the zoo is very under maintained with unkept paths and litter all over. It also has a zillion number of ducks quacking behind your back all the time, this can become very irritating when you realize the number of ducks in the zoo are more than the visitors.

Having said that deep down i had an unique experience with the animals and very few zoos across the world allow you to come so close to lions and tigers. So, incase you are not too finicky about the filthy pathways and stinky cages then this zoo is definitely worth the visit.

Visited March 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

When i lived in Argentina many of my classmates visited this zoo, I refused however because it is well known that the animals are in horrible living conditions and heavily sedated with drugs! Anyone who visits this place is supporting a animal cruelty. If you go here after reading about this place, your a terrible person!

Visited May 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Absolutely disgusting the fact that animals are left to squalor in these typers of conditions.
It is CRUEL and BARBARIC and i am shocked that this is still open to be perfectly honest.
People going to this zoo obviously have no respect for these once majestic animals and to be perfectly honest if there is an accident or a casualty on these premices injuring a visitor I would not be surprised in the slightest.
Entertainment purposes or photo opportonities are no excuse for animal cruelty, I dont know how the staff sleep at night.
Animals of this stature should not be kept in closed compounds like this, if the 'zoo' is not willing to accomidate to their needs even on a minimal level then they should not keep animals like this.
Please close this place down, distressing and upsetting.

Visited February 2015
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“So diferent exprience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

For me it is a n amazing experience, because you can touch the animal like a tiger, lion etc. This zoo is no so big like other famous zoo, but is so different because you can into the cage and touch dangerous animals.
The structure is simple but enough. The poorest part regarding to structure is the restaurant. The foods are expensive and there is no so much options. One good option is choripan.
It is a little far from Buenos Aires.
In my opinion if you are in Buenos Aires you must go there.

Visited February 2014
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“A terrifying reality”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I can not understand how anybody can refer to this as an "amazing experience". I do not understand how this can be legal... No wild animal would tolerate the presence of various humans in such a stressful environment, they must be doped with the most disgusting substances. shame on those who support this disgusting treatment of beautiful, wild and endangered creatures!!!!

Visited October 2014
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