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Refugio Zoologico, Samaipata

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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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  • Went there after recommendation and had therefore high expectations which got fulfilled 100%. They do a really good job and it's hard work but, it's definitely worth to have a lovely place like this f...  more »
  • My wife and daughters have now visited 3 times. I finally made it with them (and a group of friends that were visiting from the US) this last time. The place is a little "tired". It could use some gen...  more »
  • Upon visiting the zoo a couple of weeks ago I have to admit I was slightly disappointed with my experience here. The zoo was extremely dirty and appeared unkept. Most of the animals were in cages and ...  more »
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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 !!!
  • Jenia
  • 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