Refugio Zoologico, Samaipata

3.6
#4 of 13 in Parks in Santa Cruz Department
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. Put Refugio Zoologico and other Samaipata attractions into our Samaipata trip planning site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • It is true that it is a place with some well made spaces for animals aue inhabit there. Worth much support them. To get Thomas a mototaxi by only 5 bolivianos, is only 2 kilometers from the town.
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  • It is near the town, you can walk, it is an easy and pleasant walk, they are about 2 kms. Zoological refuge is located on edge of road, it is not very big, the entrance fee 10 Bolivian children and 20 adults Bolivians. They have a good variety of animals. We like to visit the site and help the cause but do not please us volunteers, which looked like a group of hippies not wanting to give a good service. They only gained us the entrance and said that we had freedom to walk by the place. We would have liked us to count more on the site, about their work, about the animals that are there, its history, its recovery I would recommend going there to financially support the cause, but volunteers service leaves a lot to think about. It is a good place, very good potential, just need there is increased willingness to service and information.
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  • I went with a group of friends that also made rescues of animals to see if in the place is would charge of an ape who rescued Santa Cruz, the place is beautiful and it is a place worth going more on more than one occasion Lady serving it has reached some of the animals, as at raccoon or Badger of three feet and all the other animals that are now keeping them. Some handmade cosasa are sold and also has help from backpackers who come for days to help the Lady and step have a place to sleep. Tea throughout the city of Samaipata is what I liked most.
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  • I was really surprised by this place. I usually never go to zoos but since it's a sanctuary and my 20 bolivianos would do some good I decided to go. It's really nicely set up, a lot of friendly animals walking around who are eager to make contact with you. Look for the nicest pig ever!! People were really friendly and they have a nice little handcraft shop to buy souvenirs!
  • 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 !!!
  • Jenia

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