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Refugio Zoologico, Samaipata

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Zoo / Aquarium
Primarily a volunteer-run rescue center for endangered animals, Refugio Zoologico offers the opportunity to see animals in ethical captivity in a family-friendly environment. Observe several varieties of birds, monkeys, and big cats at the refuge, with the chance to have a more direct interaction with a select few of the animals. While some may be disappointed by the refuge's relatively small size compared to other zoos, it is important to remember that this is primarily a shelter. Plan to see Refugio Zoologico and other attractions that appeal to you using our Samaipata vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Why go there? Are 20 bolivianos, input offset the cab cobra 50. Nothing to see here, just some 10 bugs and 2 horses. Should be closed by the authorities, if you got a record.
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  • It is an excellent initiative, I am leading to them that this wonderful free animal is a fantastic experience, the walk from the village to the refuge is very cute, luck go ahead and recommend it 100%
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  • The place attracts by the name, the fact of wanting to take care of these animals is a great challenge, I hope to receive more help, need a little more signs and guide to go see every animal, although there are not many kids the attraction would be monkeys because some who are free are approaching one
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  • This place is OK, usually maintained by alliens in exchange for food and shelter. They usually need cleaners, electricians and hard workers.
  • Nice place, with some of the animals running free around. Good place to take photos. The entrance fee helps to maintain the place.
  • Great staff and very nice place !!!
  • Zoologico el refugio is a such a divine place that it is quite hard to review it. this is not an ordinary business modeled zoo ment to make money but a project of one amazing woman who's dream was to help animals and save them. Go there, meet a real, love driven, refugee for animals
  • Fantastic animal refuge