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Address: Av. Las Heras 4440 | (Av. Sarmiento y Las Heras), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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El Zoologico de Buenos Aires tiene por objetivo ser un gran centro de...

El Zoologico de Buenos Aires tiene por objetivo ser un gran centro de educacion ambiental que forme mejores ciudadanos, mas comprometidos con el bienestar animal y el cuidado de la naturaleza. Paralelamente, que se convierta en un centro de conservacion de especies, con enfasis en la fauna argentina

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Sad animals in beautiful buildings

Very mixed feelings... The architecture and buildings are beautiful and this zoo is very peaceful. However...the animals look so bored, I've never seen animals in a zoo look so... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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thornbury
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this zoo and was left feeling sad as the animals do not display typical zoo animal behaviour. The sea lions were swimming in a continuous circle in the corner. When we approached they finally came out and seemed to enjoy the attention. As we walked away they immediately went into the circle swimming. We returned and they became more... More 

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1 Thank shareene2013
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very mixed feelings... The architecture and buildings are beautiful and this zoo is very peaceful. However...the animals look so bored, I've never seen animals in a zoo look so sad. They barely move, by boredom and because there is so little space in each cage, and look quite thin. I felt very sorry and sad for them and wished I... More 

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Thank Geri1107
Malibu, CA
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit this zoo to see the aging architecture, not the animals--they are few and far between. It's unlike any zoo I have ever visited.

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Thank JeneferOSEA
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here on a very hot day and enjoyed the animals but as we know now no information whatsoever in english so it was kind a hard to ready any informations. Also they only take creaditcards for entrance if you want anything inside you need local currency and nothing else works! And no info about that when you enter.

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Pittsfield, Maine
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My favorite part of this zoo was the ability to feed many of the animals! They areas animals were housed seemed like a large amount of space and animals were energetic. Many species to see and over all a great day for a group of four in our twenties.

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Thank tattooedtravelOT
Detroit, Michigan
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94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

It's not the largest zoo or the one with the most exhibits. But it has incredibly beautiful old Roman-looking buildings. The zoo has lovely lakes and the animals are not behind bars. Many animals roam free around the parks and the zoo also has a tropical rainforest area of plants.

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Thank SM2013S
Istanbul, Turkey
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Waiting for our flight, we took a taxi to the zoo and enjoyed the time. It is worthwhile to visit for sure.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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82 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

I've been in so many zoos... Bronx Zoo, SP, Italia, etc... and this one, in particular, just gave me so much peace... It's a beautiful, very well maintained park, and the animals all in their clean, typical "homes"! Not crowded at all, kids ran and played freely! An amazing Mary-go-round from 1899 is there for you to go back in... More 

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Santa Cruz, Ca.
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I'm not a huge Zoo fan. I prefer animal preserves, especially for larger animals. That being said, we though we'd give it a try on our last day on Buenos Aires. The good: Kind of fun in a funky old school way. Older style buildings, constructed in a motif related the animals that are housed in/near them. The Peruvian animals... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Like any Zoo you either love it or hate it. It was a bit tired looking in appearance but you could buy food for the annimals. Cafe seemed expensive and not very inspiring

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