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Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario)
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The zoo is in a big park with rides & stuff for kiddies. It’s all free, and full of pretty Mayan babies and their families on Sundays. If you want to be utterly charmed by the strength of the family life of these good people, pay a visit. Oh, and there are still a lot of animals here because the new, modern zoo out by the suburb of Caucel is still a work in progress. It is a wonderful palce to spend a quiet afternoon.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Let me qualify my review by saying I am fully aware that this zoo does not meet the modern standards of zoological parks and the issue some folks have with caging animals, etc. I however thought the zoo was great. Yes its old and dated but I think its kind of charming and nice to see families enjoying it. Was surprised that they had such a variety of animals and who can't admit that the monkeys are great fun to watch. There is no fee and the walk from centro is not too bad -a bit noisey and smoggy (lots of buses). May be best to catch a ride there. Anyway it worth a visit to see what the folks in merida have been enjoying for many years (I have friends that are native meridians who like the old zoo better than animaya???)

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We just returned from 8 nights in beautiful, friendly Mérida, and our 3 teenage daughters ranked our trip to the Parque Centenario y Zoológico as the highlight of their vacation!!! This zoo if pretty small, but admission is free, the park is breathtaking, and the animals--even the big cats, monkeys, hippos, etc-- are awesome and so close you feel like you can almost touch them!

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

This zoo is a travesty. The enclosures are unkempt, stinky, the water dirty and the animals look awful. There was a zebra with an injured hoof, and we unfortunately saw one of the jaguars vomiting. The playground and fountain are worth visiting if you're traveling with kids. My daughter played in the fountain with local kids and she very much enjoyed that.

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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Awesome Zoo, very different to others and very well kept and maintained. Enjoyed it fully, specially the birds area.

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