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Refugio Zoologico, Samaipata

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3.1/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is a joy to walk among the animals that you would like to see released and know the reasons why they are there. Collected wild animals seized in customs by smuggling, injured animals or people who buy them puppies and then cannot be with them. It's great, and the monkeys are very friendly. Recommended 100%.
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  • 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...  read 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 ...  read more »
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