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Beautiful sanctuary

If you are in the area of Mitla/Hierve el agua do visit this place which is really close by. It is... read more

Reviewed March 21, 2019
Berlin, Germany
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Really great

Have seen this driving by from Oaxaca to Mitla but didn’t look like much- until someone said go! So... read more

Reviewed January 1, 2019
Richland, Washington
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Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

If you are in the area of Mitla/Hierve el agua do visit this place which is really close by. It is a sanctuary for wild animals in need, mostly those who served as pets until the former owners could not handle them anymore. There are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mcinar2016
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Have seen this driving by from Oaxaca to Mitla but didn’t look like much- until someone said go! So we went and it was great. Most animals have been surrendered by folks who had them as pets and then couldn’t take care of them anymore....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Suz10blue
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is an amazing Juguar sanctuary. They have 15 Juguars, lions, monkeys, tigers, bears, a snake and crocodile. The feeding of the Juguars is amazing. They hang chicken from posts and get the cats to jump and get some exercise to hunt. The cats are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kimberly R
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This zoo has a lot more than you might think it does, based on how it looks from the road. It's a completely different zoo experience than one might have in the U.S., but it is still very interesting. The zoo includes anacondas, tigers, jaguars,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank dvoet
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a rare oportunity to see jaguars and other rescued animals upclose. And to support a special program which is possibly the only one in the whole country to release the endangered jaguars back into the wild. The location is on the highway between...More

Date of experience: November 2017
4  Thank Pajaritoviejero
Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

Closed temporarily. It is supposed to open back up next month next to the highway entrace. You can take a colectivo from oaxaca towards mitla for 25 pesos. They will drop you off at the entrance of the highway.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Pajaritoviejero
Reviewed January 10, 2016

I have been to several zoos in Mexico and North America but I had never seen so many different feline species in one place, many of them are native to the region and that is why they cannot be found at any other zoos. I...More

Date of experience: January 2016
4  Thank LIZBETH H
Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Seriously recommend this if you love Jaguars and other kinds of big cats. They all have fairly large (though simple) enclosures and are well cared for. Take the time to come out here if you're in Oaxaca.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank kiwitravellertoegypt
Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a small, independent zoo on road 190 about 30-40 minutes from oaxaca. We noticed it because of the name when driving to Mitla and decided to return another day. This was one of the best zoo experiences ever: it is quite small, in...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Theorose
Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were visiting Oaxaca and were told we had to visit this zoo. Normally I'm not into visiting zoo's in other countries but we gave it a try. Boy, we were lucky we did! This zoo is very small but amazing! The fee to enter...More

Date of experience: January 2015
4  Thank mrangel6668
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