Buin Zoo, Buin

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#2 of 14 in Zoos & Aquariums in Chile
Take the kids to see majestic animals in well-maintained habitats at Buin Zoo. Established in 1999 with an emphasis on conservation, the large zoo now houses more than 2,000 animals from over 400 different species. Look for their most famous exotic animals, including white and Bengal tigers, lions, kangaroos, and orangutans. You can also see native animals, such as condors and cougars. Print a map from the website before you visit, as information on site can be scarce. Use our Buin road trip planning site to arrange your visit to Buin Zoo and other attractions in Buin.
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  • Has several very different animals, too much information and everything is clean and well maintained. The bugs seem to be in the appropriate spaces. Has a Shamu which is payable separately and worth. Me ruffled.
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  • This is such a nice zoo, I didn’t expect it to be as well designed as it is and to have as much shade. I was worried before arriving that it would be too hot but was easy to get away from the heat. Th...  more »
  • Happy animals, good signage, attractive environments, constant innovation, the closest thing to animal kingdom in Latin America, the owner of the Zoo has spent her life doing things well. It has been recognized every year. Outstandingly friendly staff. The restaurants are simple, but sufficient. If you want to go out to eat do not go to a zoo. If you want to go to have fun seeing well-maintained novel animals this is the best option. 5 points to take into account. 1) arrive early 2) if it is summer is carrying water to avoid dehydration despite having plenty of shade. 3) If you want to save and not spend money on eating carry their food, there are very well equipped picnic places. ((4) the show of seals and sea lion voucher worth the extra to pay will not be disappointed, 5) there is the option to go by train, it is double ride.
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  • A wonderful zoo, if not the best one, in the metropolitan region. It is very large, with multiple sections, lots of information and activities. The arthropods section is extremely good and has one of the largest collections of live tarantulas I've seen, with new and old world tarantulas. The live shows are also good, and not only entertain but also focus on conservation. Great place for a whole day.
  • Very beautiful place were you can see animals, have a pet clinic and cementery for your beloved pets who cross the rainbow.
  • Good zoo with a big variety of animals. Eve price is fair, but the restaurant inside the zoo is a bit overpriced in relation to the menu.
  • Great Zoo, Safe Place, and it has easy parking for CLP$2000. But some animals aren't on the mood, it might be seen as they are unhappy; attention at local restaurants isn't the best and park decorations neither. The Sea animals show is by far the best except by its (large) boring monologue, People want action.
  • The best zoo in Chile! Wide variety in species. It took us nearly 6 hours to complete the tour. Amazing. Great ideas to interact with the animals. It's fun in its own way. Since there are plenty of animal the zoo has managed to arrange the tour in a way tha never felt like doing the same thing twice. Awesome!
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