When this zoo was built, I'm sure it was the pride of Buenos Aires; however, time and a lack of money have not been kind. While the staff seems to try and "make do", this zoo needs a LOT of money to bring it back to a place of joy for both visitors and animals alike. The grounds are peaceful and park-like but the animal enclosures need some serous attention. Buildings are decaying and there seems to be a penchant for closing off areas so that the animals don't have access to their entire enclosure. The poor elephant was just rocking back and forth and seemed to be in a bit of distress. In many cases, there are no animals (one assumes they've just died off and there's no hurry to replace them) and in other cases, there are an over-abundance of animals (deer, gazelles, etc.). I know that the money woes of Argentina have not gotten much better since their economy collapsed in 2001, but one would hope that some philanthropist would take pity on this once beautiful zoo and restore it back to its glory.
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