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ZOO Lujan, Lujan

3.6
#1 of 10 in Things to do in Lujan
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Pundits remain strongly divided about ZOO Lujan, often referred to as the "extreme petting zoo" or the "world's most dangerous zoo." Fans rave about the experience of getting up close to, and even touching, some of the world's most dangerous and majestic predators, especially lions and tigers. Animal rights activists slam the attraction, accusing staff of drugging the animals to make them more placid during their interactions with visitors. If you do decide to visit, take extreme care and remember to treat the animals with respect. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Lujan holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the ZOO Lujan and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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3.9
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  • Fantastic/ amazing ... Like a dream. Very good people, very good place. I will remember for all my life.  more »
  • Place to meet and interact with wildlife in a manner particularly amazing. However, they could invest more in the infrastructure of the place, and better inform the question of payment of the ticket. We went to the Zoo with only a credit card and a few dollars, and the place only accepts cash. It was a huge inconvenience. But it's worth researching the history of the place and the way they deal with animals. Their story is very beautiful, and interact with the Lions and Tigers was fantastic.
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  • Animals beautiful and well-kept, enjoyable experience, however the local infrastructure leaves much to be desired. Since the value of the ticket is not very cheap, could use a certain percentage for investing in the site. They don't take cards, to a tourist destination with the amount of people who visit it daily, I found a little absurd. Moreover, I didn't find anything cordial how people at the reception (who charge the tickets), receive tourists. For animals, the experience is actually quite enjoyable. I just didn't like a lot of the pressure that is made for visitors to pay up or tip to take pictures with animals. Anyway, I think it's an experience that should be lived.
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  • I hope one day all these people who gave 5 stars and give money for this animal abuse and exploitation institution come out from their giant buble of ignorance and understands that this is a crime. And I really hope they understand that they are responsible for that abuse with these poor animals just to feed their stupid vanity and futility. See magnificent wild animal been treated as a domestic pet is sad, not natural and an abuse for their nature. If you like to see it you DON'T LIKE ANIMALS AT ALL. You are just a giant selfish ignorant who is financing an animal abuse crime!
  • Great zoo, the people that work here are all really personable. You can take amazing photos here too
  • Good option if a picture with a tiger or a lion is a must on your bucket list. Otherwise a very sad place to visit.
  • Great zoo! Small, but the interaction we have with animals is priceless!!! Before going, I heard that animals were sedated, but that's not true!!! They are raised in the zoo since they're babies and are used with people. There are even dogs living in the tiger and lion cages as they grew up together!!! This zoo is definetely a MUST SEE!!!! No where else you'll have this amazing interaction!
  • very lonely and sad on weekdays. you must be 18+ to pet the adult lion.

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