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Address: Avenida Chorros de Milla, Merida, Venezuela
Phone Number: 0274/244-3864
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One of Merida's most-visited attractions, the Chorros de Milla Zoo is a...

One of Merida's most-visited attractions, the Chorros de Milla Zoo is a home to nearly 150 species of animals.

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Small zoo, big park

Great trails with small waterfalls. Cages are small, but the animals are well treated. We take our grand kids a few times a year.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Lon L
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Merida, Venezuela
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Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

There are nice waterfalls and trails at the far end of the zoo. However, the cages in which the animals live are TINY!! They have an adult jaguar in a cage the size of our hotel bathroom, and the other animals are treated the same. The park should be open for hiking and exploring, but the animals should not be... More 

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Merida, Venezuela
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5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The zoo is not in good conditions...dry areas and it looks like the animals are not well taken care of.

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Thank BlackyVen
Merida, Venezuela
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great trails with small waterfalls. Cages are small, but the animals are well treated. We take our grand kids a few times a year.

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Thank Lon L
Merida, Venezuela
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70 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

nice go to the zoo an visit whit the family excellent there are very good animals and snakes you can enjoys the nice view and wander waterfalls.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It's a cute little zoo that has all your basic zoo animals. But that's about it. The zoo was nice to see but it didn't take long to see all of it.

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Thank Vivi_55_C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

If you want to spend a morning, afternoon or even a full day, you can go there and see the animals. The climate is nice, so you can enjoy your time there.

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Aruba
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

The escaped animals were the best. A beautiful setting.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2011

I lived in Mérida for several years and went to Chorros de Milla a couple of times (mostly for work-related issues). Although the park has tried hard to make it a better place for the animals, these live in very precarious conditions, typical of zoos in developing countries. If you care for animal welfare, then you shouldn't go there. It... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

I rated our experience as "terrible" because I really really felt awful about most of the animals in this zoo. The landscaping is great, the place is clean, but most of the enclosures are RIDICULOUSLY SMALL. Several of the large cats had cages no more than 2 or 3 body lengths across, with barren concrete floors and steel mesh walls.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2006

Took the local bus from el centro for 500 Bs each (less than a dollar total US) Zoo was small by US standards, but clean and almost all animals were native to Venezuela, and therefore in their native area. Exceptions were the lions that were donated as somone no longer wanted to keep them as pets. They feed them every... More 

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