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Address: Carretera Iquitos-Nauta Km 6.5, Iquitos, Peru
Phone Number: 51965306574
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Zoo with lots of animal

Local zoo with lots of the local animals founds in the Amazon It about 25 minute ride from the main plaza and allows you to see the animals up front unlike the states I would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
richard a
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Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly saddened by our trip to this 'zoo'. Animals kept in enclosures no bigger than themselves, and only able to access the underwhelming beach by paying to see the animals. 0/10

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Thank 634edenf
Paris, France
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In Quistacocha there is a mix of attractions: few very good canteens, very reasonably priced (15 soles for any of mains: grilled fish, pork, game, alligator or local larvae), then the animals and a nice white sand beach in a beautiful lagoon. Now there are many private zoos in the area and the guides are trying to bring the tourists... More 

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Thank Irene P
Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Local zoo with lots of the local animals founds in the Amazon It about 25 minute ride from the main plaza and allows you to see the animals up front unlike the states I would recommend especially if you are traveling with kids

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Thank richard a
Iquitos, Peru
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Zoos in Sth, America are often of poor standard and this is no exception. Bored underfed animals in restrictive cages, touting staff waving Anacondas for a photo op (at a price!) and steep entry fees make this one a complete NO NO.

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Thank Troptramp
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

The place is interesting just to go and spend some time in the lake. Otherwise the money you have to pay in the entrance don't worth it because of the zoo. The jails were too small for some animals and the adaptation to the zoo environment wasn't good. It was so depressing! We called the staff after had noticed public-people... More 

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Thank Karina M
Dublin, Ireland
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This is an outdated zoo - with lots of amazing animals in old cages. They desperately need money to upgrade cages and facilities. It is very sad to see a pink dolphin tangled up in staff life jackets. A pair pumas in a 10 square meter cage. Jaguars going insane in their cages. Low roofs on Eagle enclosures. We paid... More 

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Thank Rob W
Peru
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Fun oark and zoo on the outskirts of town.. Definitely worth a visit. The zoo itself is in need of maintenance and repair. I believe they are working on this aspect. There is a large lake where you can swim and rent boats. Sand for kids to play. Restaurants offer local dishes. Fun olace.

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Thank Stephanie22m
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We are two biologists travelling the amazon river to see all of it's wonders. They had told us that this was a "rehab centre" for wild animals, like the pink dolphin that was captured when it was a baby and couldn't be released into the wild because it had a special bond with humans now. Fair enough, we belived the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Animals are kept in really small fenced in areas and look unhappy. It was more depressing than entertaining. Not worth the drive. Has access to a beach and cafeteria.

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1 Thank LitaPatel
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Firstly, I have nothing against good zoos, where the animals are looked after well. However, this zoo was an utter disgrace. We went to the zoo and first thing we see are some tucans in a tiny cage, who looked depressed. It was a look I never thought birds could have, but Quistacocha zoo proved me wrong. Some enclosures were... More 

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