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Address: Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 50764526226
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Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden...

Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national bird, the Harpy Eagle.

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Nice place to spend some time...

This is spread out over quite an area. I like the thought that the animals are all rescues or rehabs. Very inexpensive, too. My husband and I went a couple of years ago and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 25, 2016
Adirondk12
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Adirondack Pk, Upstate NY
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Torio, Panama
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did not like this place very much. Many animals are housed in small unsuitable cages or enclosures. There are very few signs to identify trees, which seems odd for a place that is part botanical garden.

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Thank Kees G
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This is truly a magical place. It's a must see for kids. A lovely place for any member of the family. There is lots to see and do. The animals are amazing. This I think is a whole day affair

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Thank Gordon S
San Jose, California
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62 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Located in the "central park" the garden is quite large. Also included are butterflies of all species. It is humid and warm but worth the visit,

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Adirondack Pk, Upstate NY
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is spread out over quite an area. I like the thought that the animals are all rescues or rehabs. Very inexpensive, too. My husband and I went a couple of years ago and we both enjoyed it. Two of our grandkids are coming for a visit this winter so we'll be taking them to the zoo.

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Thank Adirondk12
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

As tourist you pay $5 for the visit, we didn't get the information that no access to the Leopard's cages was possible. When visiting the house of the National Eagle, there was a blackout. If your trip in Panamá is short; better you spent in other placea.

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Mobile, Alabama
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This was an adorable zoo! The beautiful gardens are worth going to see even besides the animals! They have tons of huge bamboo planted in such a way that you can walk into a room and be surrounded by this beautiful vegetation! Gorgeous flowers/plants/trees everywhere! They have a huge harpy eagle! There's a little shack that sells hot dogs and... More 

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San Angelo, Texas
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were recommended this place by several Uber drivers, so we decided to check it out. Several cool animals, unfortunately the croc wasn't there for some reason. Not a whole lot of interaction with any staff though. You are kind of on your own, which was fine. We did get to encounter 2 sloths in the open, we got to... More 

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Thank ellerbem
Canada
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49 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

It is a nice park but like many attractions in Panama very limited in what you can see and do. Close to the city and inexpensive therefore worth going.

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Panama City, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Several of us traveled to Zoo Summit from Panama City, Florida for the purpose of assisting with the movement of Jaguar cubs that were sent to Summit after they were confiscated. The mother Jaguar had been killed and the cubs were taken to Summit while we applied for a permit to move them to "The Living Desert" in Palm Springs,... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

We went specifically to see the Harpy Eagle and we were not disappointed. Although it was sad to see one in captivity, they have a breeding program at Summit and they are helping to re introduce the Harpy to habitats where the populations are hurting

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