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“so sad...”

Zoologico Nacional de Chile
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I had not visited the Zoo in cerro San Cristobal since I was a kid. I knew it was not going to compare with some of the great American or European zoos, so my bar was low. Yet the zoo, was far worse than I anticipated. Do yourself a favor; do not go. You will only be depressed by the pitiful conditions of the enclosures and the dejected appearance of the animals. The only exhibits that I found ok were the aviary and the penguins.
The trip in the funicular is still worth it. Just don't stop in the zoo and make your way all the way to the top for some good views of the city.
In any case, the attraction is popular; get there early if you don't want to wait for several trips of the funicular before there is room for you.

5  Thank Cristina B
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This zoo is quite small and it is on the side of cerro San cristobal. It is a cheap way to spend a few hours. They do a good job of having many animals that are local to Chile, particularly the Patagonia regions that you won't find at other zoos. It is a bit small (they had 5 giraffes in a pin that was tiny) but it is a very good zoo considering its location in a developing nation.

1  Thank Joshuatchristian
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Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

This zoo is pretty poor. The animals are in cages that are just way to small. The polar bear very nearly brought me to tears. I actually feel bad for paying money to support this. It was fairly cheap to get in and it was in a nice setting but the animals made me really sad! I can't recommend this.

6  Thank Sgrange2
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you compare it to, say San Diego, you miss. But for Santiago and South America, it's worth the trip. Just don't get too excited...

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you compare it to, say San Diego, you miss. But for Santiago and South America, it's worth the trip. Just don't get too excited...

Thank BillyAbroad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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