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Address: Av. Las Heras 4440 | (Av. Sarmiento y Las Heras), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4011-9999
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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 little place - full of lovely animals

Thought I'd visit the zoo since I was staying in Palermo (very close by). I guess I had high expectations of the place - its location made me think of the zoo in Central Park and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
Jumaffia
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Sao Paulo, SP
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A local told us this place is closing soon, which is for the best. It was cool to see the wandering Peacocks but as for the other animals, I've never seen enclosures so small. We wandered in because we had some time to kill and couldn't get over how small the cages were. On one hand, the animals have nowhere... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Thought I'd visit the zoo since I was staying in Palermo (very close by). I guess I had high expectations of the place - its location made me think of the zoo in Central Park and Regent's Park (in London). But I was very mistaken! Although they had quite a variety of animals and the zoo in very large -... More 

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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

I chose to go to the zoo because I was walking down a street and saw a giraffe head poking over the top! The zoo had a wide variety of animals including bears, tigers, lions and elephants. Got a really clear view of all of them up close, probably due to the fact that have zero space in their cages.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The zoo has a large variety of animals, however, all of the cages look quite tatty and needs a lot of TLC which was quite sad to see.

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Thank Hollow1
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Like many other reviewers, I wanted to see the Mara while I was in Buenos Aires and so we reluctantly visited the zoo. Although the zoo in itself is pretty and has an old-world charm, the state of some of the animals left me very upset (in particular, the elephant, the white tiger and the brown bear). These animals all... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I was intrigued because I enjoy a visit to the local zoo and there are some magnificent ones around the world. I had walked past a few times and saw animals roaming free so had to have a look. I quickly realised how run down and generally sad the whole experience was. Most animals were asleep or hiding and also... More 

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Thank Kevin T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

an old school zoo in need of a bit of tlc. dismaland for animals, zoolander if you like. obviously not a place to visit if you have very strong feelings about animals being caged. there are fibreglass big cats in a cage, and carp in a lake that follow you around the water edge expecting to be fed. there was... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I was going to the Zoo where they leave animals walking "free", after reading what they probably do to them, I decided to visit this normal Zoo. Could see a large variety of animals, and take a good walk.

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Thank RenataKelly
France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Ended up at a loose end last Saturday afternoon after Rosedal unexpectedly shut on a rainy afternoon. Managed to convince the staff to sell me an entrance ticket ( they said it would close if raining - why???). A big mistake. very small cages, run down place, super depressed animals. I was in tears when I finally got to the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Our daughter loved it. It is not that big, there are lots of small lakes, and some animals are walking freely around. It is not bad. Nice to wander around.

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Palermo
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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