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“The most incredible zoo in the world” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of ZOO Lujan

ZOO Lujan
Ranked #2 of 14 things to do in Lujan
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Owner description: El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en un principio la coleccion inicial de ejemplares de la fauna silvestre y domestica estaba integrada por un mono, dos burros, dos pony, llamas y ciervos, una pareja de leones y pavos reales. Luego, se comenzo a recibir muchas especies provenientes de donaciones, canjes con otras especies y compras a criaderos de fauna, en especial aves, mirlos y guacamayos. El predio ubicado en el historico partido que le da su nombre, sobre el acceso oeste ocupa una superficie de 15 hectareas conformando un amplio espacio natural con una particular fisonomia determinada por los sectores arbolados que lo caracterizan y donde el publico encuentra un lugar para disfrutar de la naturaleza, contemplar e interactuar con algunas especies de animales y vivir momentos de convivencia familiar en ese entorno. Se trata de un zoologico donde los animales conviven con los humanos desde su nacimiento y todo el transcurso de su vida, lo que se logra mediante un dedicado proceso de amansamiento que fue lo que caracterizo a este zoologico desde su fundacion. Rememorar los tiempos pasados y el vivir el presente, nos llevan a mencionar historias de amor a los animales, historias de trabajo en equipo, un enorme entusiasmo por hacer las cosas de modo diferente y el de colocar al parque entre uno de los mejores zoologicos de la Argentina. Adoptando los cuatro principios u objetivos que rigen la actividad de los zoologicos modernos -recreacion, educacion para la conservacion, investigacion y conservacion de las especies- tiende a convertirse en un centro de conservacion de grandes felinos amenazados no solo de America sino del mundo entero y donde la gran cantidad de pumas, tigres y leones que forman parte del plantel zoologico, producto de los planes de reproduccion que se llevan a cabo en la institucion, aseguran la existencia de un banco genetico de especimenes que en algun momento de la historia de estos grandes felinos, podra ser un reservorio que asegure la supervivencia de estas especies en peligro de extincion. A 19 anos de existencia, el Zoologico de Lujan no solo se ha convertido en un lugar de alto atractivo para los visitantes provenientes de toda la Argentina, sino que ha trascendido fronteras al ser reconocido internacionalmente con visitantes provenientes no solo de los paises limitrofes sino de otros continentes que lo visitan atraidos por la modalidad de manejo que se practica con nuestros ejemplares.
Huntington Beach, California
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“The most incredible zoo in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Where else can you go to a zoo and be allowed to enter a cage with 5 lions, along with 4 or 5 other visitors with 3 zoo employees and pet a full size lion, or full size tiger, or feed a bear. We were picked up at our hotel & driven some 80 km from downtown Buenos Aires to Zoo Lujan. There we experienced holding a boa constrictor, possing with full size parrots, feeding carrots to elephants, riding a camel, petting 6 month old tiger cubs & lion cubs. They had a white tiger, but we could not get in with it, they also allowed you to hold the 2 month old cubs but we run out of time to do it. A once in a lifetime experience & the photos are something to treasure. The lunch you can buy is tasty & affordable, but you trade the time with the opportunity to hold cubs! Wish we had realized it!

Visited February 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Worth the visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

It's different from any zoo you've ever seen. To me it seemed obvious that the animals aren't in their normal senses, but its an incredible experience anyways. When in BA you should definitely come visit.

Visited July 2013
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silicon valley
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“Once in a lifetime experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

Even in Africa, they do not let you pet tigers, lions, brush and bottle feed them. It is scary as ther is nothing between you and the big cats, but they keep them well feed and rotate some of them. The lines do take atleast an hour to wait, but it is such a unique experience that it is worth it.

Visited June 2013
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Targu Mures, Romania
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“One of the best days in my life!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you are in Buenos Aires, you simply have to go to Lujan zoo for a day! It is a different way to raise the animals and take care of them, they live with different species (for instance tigers with dogs) and they are trained so you can enter the cages and touch them. The fee for foreigners is 150 pesos, but it is well worth it, there is also the possibity to camp inside the zoo or grill for an extra fee. Be sure to go with someone to take many photos because it´s quite expensive to buy them after from there.

Visited June 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an amazing experience seeing and interacting with the zoo animals. Petting the lions and tigers, feeding a bear and elephants, riding a camel. It is an experience well worth the cab ride to the Lujan Zoo. While you are in the area be sure to visit the Basilica located a few miles away in the town of Lujan.

Visited May 2013
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