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Zoo Buenos Aires
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Owner description: El Zoologico de Buenos Aires tiene por objetivo ser un gran centro de educacion ambiental que forme mejores ciudadanos, mas comprometidos con el bienestar animal y el cuidado de la naturaleza. Paralelamente, que se convierta en un centro de conservacion de especies, con enfasis en la fauna argentina
Reviewed October 26, 2013

I've been to zoos that are supposedly better, but this zoo was really fun.

For us, the best part was that you can interact with the animals! They sell animal food that is approved by the zoo vets--we bought the bucket, which was the perfect amount of food for our visit--and then there are basically four kinds of animals: 1) animals roaming free around the zoo that want your food; 2) animals that are in cages but you can feed them by hand through holes in the cages; 3) animals that have feeder chutes so that you can feed them in their cages from a few feet away; and 4) a few animals that have a different diet and you can't feed them the animal food.

Almost all of the animals can eat the zoo food, and they almost all want it. Some notable exceptions are the wild cats--we almost wished we would have brought steak with us! The cats were not the least bit interested in our alfalfa pellets or biscuit things.

Feeding the monkeys was really fun! They're one of the animals that have chutes that you can use to slide food to them. Some birds hang out in between where the people can stand and the monkey cages, so if you aim the little biscuits right, the monkeys will reach through and grab them off of the chute thing before the birds can get to it. But the birds are fast! But so are the monkeys! Or, you can try to toss the biscuits in to the monkeys' cages, and if you make it in they will race to retrieve it, and if your biscuit hits one of the bars then you're feeding birds. It's a really exciting game. There are some fun social dynamics with the monkeys, too, like, we saw the baby kind of look to its mom for permission to eat the food we threw in.

Another animal I loved to feed was the zebra. I had never fed a zebra before!

Also, the capyburas running around the zoo were such a surprise, and really fun.

We wished the bears had been awake, and that the orangutan had been doing more, but other than that there was really nothing to complain about. It was really exciting. We loved it!

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Reviewed October 23, 2013

On one hand, it's something relaxing to do on a half day in Buenos Aires, given that you have time to do so... We saw some interesting animals that are native to South America and not as big a deal elsewhere in the world... The zoo is well organized as of paths and walkways but needs a major renovation to most holding spaces... Indeed as other comments cite, cages are small, some animals seem very thin, as in an old bengal tiger, some exhibits are empty and some animals don't look happy at all... We saw one elephant laid down asleep, something I've never seen. Some monkeys had huge apparent tumours and most big cats seemed hungry? I'm no expert on zoo keeping, but someone should be the voice for some of these animals...

I do agree with another comment... local parents need to teach their children respect towards the animals that are not in captivity... a 12 year old trying to catch a goose by the neck is not the kind of thing you want to see when visiting the zoo!!!

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Buenos Aires Zoo is a magical place! No, it is not between the top zoos around the world, but it has something really special. I don't know exactely what is the recipe here, but this small zoo with its old buildings from 1901, its beautiful paths full of trees and the variety of species translates this city uniqueness. Maybe are the patagonian mara and the ducks runing freely between the visitors that gives us the enchanting welcome. Or the vision of a gracious hippopotamus opening its mouth in the water. You will find there lions, tigers, an elephant, a family of giraffes and much more! A small bucket with special food for the animals is sold in the zoo so people can enjoy feeding them with no fear of giving the wrong food. Great option to go with the kids or even without them! Go, don't think twice!

Thank JulNak
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I really liked this zoo, its very nice. Its quite large, and the walking is beautiful, alot of trees, gorgeous landscape. Unlike some zoos where you see alot of empty cages, or see no animals, i actually saw wildlife in every exhibit. The Deer for example are so abundant, you can feed them and intereact with them. The zoo was very clean, alot of places to relax, eat or drink something etc. Palermo is a great area, across the street is a beautiful botanical garden. Peacocks, ducks roam freely and Capybara are all over for upclose interaction.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

The animals are wealthy. There are a lot of attractions. Visitants restaurants are a little expensive and there are few options. But you must go if you are in Argentina.

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