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“A great stroll with the animals.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zoo Ave

Zoo Ave
La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela, Costa Rica
506 433 8989
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Ranked #2 of 9 Attractions in Alajuela
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Owner description: While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A great stroll with the animals.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Although not large by some standards, this is a very well run zoo. Very quiet and uncrowded. Great place to unwind on an afternoon.

Visited March 2012
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Impressive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Zoo Ave's programs for reintroduction of Scarlet McCaws in the Piedras Blancas National Park has been very successful. Thank you. A great place to visit if you have a few hours to spare before your flight. Very close to the airport.

Visited May 2012
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Scamander, Australia
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“Zoo Ave (as in birds, not avenue!)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

We walked to the zoo from Hotel La Rosa & were expecting there to be more animals (until we realised the AVE meant birds) Was a very wet visit, but that made the fauna even more spectacular.
We had some very yummy food from their 'fast food' kiosk and had a very curious peacock watch us!
Some of the animals did seem a little morose, but we had been assured that all the animals had been rehabilitated and were not able to be returned to the wild.
Definitely worth a visit!

Visited July 2012
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Somewhat old and not well taken care”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We were there with our kids, there is nothing to drink or eat at the zoo, not even a water machine! and nowhere to find a place to eat in miles.

Visited March 2012
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Flushing, New York
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“Interesting animals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

We were able to see some not so common animals in this little refuge. Also liked the fact that you could go at yuor own pace.

Visited June 2012
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