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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  • I was the only one at this animal shelter. One of the monkeys first was shy, but later did not like to let go of my leg. After that I could enter a few cages with one of the volunteers to feed the ani...  more »
  • I love animals and so he had the illusion of visiting this site, already once you enter the reception notes the little interest there staff assist you or at least say good days, do not indicate you where you could start I don't know if previously the lug AR was nicer but the truth is quite deteriorated, the fact of power I really liked pay the entrance fee and so help a bit with the animals, but honestly were not me more desire to go back there
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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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  • 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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