Refugio Zoologico, Samaipata

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#5 of 10 in Outdoors 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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  • We went to Samaipata only for one day to pass by. But we felt in love with Jacha Inti Animal Shelter and stayed with them for ONE MONTH!!! It was such a lovely experience. Everyone there is so kind, w...  more »
  • Is something far away from the village, but still beyond the best way is to walk, I love walking so that was easy, but take taxi or mototaxi, has cost public, suggested donation is 20Bs if you want to give more, welcome, I loved the place porq the people q they work alla very well care for alos little animals in their transient stay, are well fed and free, you will find with monkeys, pigs, ducks in your travel, birds, parrots, turtles, very onito place to go with kids
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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 »
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