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Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)

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Address: Avenide Itzaes and Calle 59, Merida, Mexico
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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A real Mexican experience

Our two kids aged 12 and 10 loved the zoo and seeing he locals at play. A really interesting experience with good collection of well kept animals. Good little train ride too. They... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the zoo to see animals we don't have in Europe. And i regret going because I like to see animals especially wild ones treated right and with good living conditions. Which was definitely not the case there. I think that with the amount of visitor the zoo should improve the quality of life all animals. I won't... More 

Thank Aline M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our two kids aged 12 and 10 loved the zoo and seeing he locals at play. A really interesting experience with good collection of well kept animals. Good little train ride too. They have great collection of both g cats and if you go now you can see some baby ocelots!

Thank Welshwizardcambs
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm amazed there isn't any more 1 stars. The animals are kept in tiny cages! My husband and I also saw 3 huge lions kept in a cage the size of a small bathroom (the private door was open - I suppose the public are not supposed to see that) it was awful! No animal should be kept in this... More 

Thank Olivia N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While parts of the zoo are run down (the kids playing / ride area), the actually zoo part (re: animals) is amazing. I explored the zoo while doing a solo trip to Merida and was actually surprised at how well kept it was - considering the visit was free! Loved the hippo's and monkeys and the grounds appeared to be... More 

Thank Kelly E
Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my grandson here and loved it. It's one of the few zoos we've been too where you can get within a few feet of the animals. They also have a little train that circles the property and that was fun too. It can get hot though....so not a good idea to arrive in the heat of the day.... More 

Thank LuluandBobby
Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

Rode the train...around the park & zoo..Glad we did that..So we did not have to look at the large animals in small pens for too long.. There are giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, jaguar, lots of deer..and on & on..Very brightly coloured flamingos.. I guess it gives a chance to children to see the animals in close..but not our cup of... More 

Thank Victoria477
Cancun, Mexico
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

I've always had mixed feelings about zoos, they are definitely a good way for many people to have the opportunity of seeing animals that they wouldn't be able to see in any other way. However, it is always a little sad to see beautiful animals that are caged. Th animals are in good shape in general, despite the small cages... More 

Thank IndraRojo
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2017

If you are an animal lover this place is probably not for you. The animals are in small cages, often with little foliage or anything to amuse them. There is a fair amount of pacing backwards and forwards by tigers and big animals. Sadly none of the animals look happy and one really feels that the place could learn from... More 

Thank camphillian
Springfield, Illinois
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This is a Zoo worth visiting with small children. It's definitely not very exciting for adults or for teenagers. You can spend a full morning or afternoon at this place. Try to avoid the noon hours due to the heat especially with young children. The train ride is always a highlight for children and very inexpensive to do. You will... More 

Thank Clevlander
Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed November 19, 2016

You need to devote at least one hour of your day for this treat. Its free admission, go early in the day before all the big cats take a snooze up close to the fence. You will be 3 feet from the animals so watch out. Your in a foreign country so heads up with being safe. I took exceptional... More 

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