Parque Zoologico Santa Fe, Medellin

3.5
#7 of 12 in Zoos & Aquariums in Colombia
Animals from around the world share Parque Zoologico Santa Fe, sheltering about 1,300 different species. Walking through the zoo does not take too long, but the layout allows for a large number of animals to be viewed while still giving both the creatures and visitors the room they need. The zoo features enclosures for exotic birds and a butterfly exhibit. Take a break from viewing the animals at the small cafe, offering limited but reasonably priced food options. To visit Parque Zoologico Santa Fe on your holiday in Medellin, and find out what else Medellin has to offer, use our Medellin vacation generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    One of the most inexpensive and beautiful place to bond with nature. The Iguanas and peacocks are left in the open and so are some lizards. Beautiful and good collection of birds and animal species. T...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    If you have the crowds and smog of the city want to flee, this park is very good value for money. A delicious set up park, with easy access to the many cheap taxis. Most animal shelters are nicely set up and the planting makes it all off. You make a beautiful park/forest walk and after every corner you will find weather special animals. The animals look good. Are you with (small) children in Medellin, this attraction not to be missed! (and of course standards for ROW dirt cheap!
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  • August 14, 2017
    I think that the city is still at the height of a Zoo are few species and those that exist are sad a little depressing.
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  • May 29, 2017
    This zoo is a sad state of affairs. It's absolutely heartbreaking to see a jaguar confined to a tiny cage, an animal that normally has a territory of miles. The jaguar was pacing back and forth erratically which is not normal behavior. Other animals like the lion and anteater looked distressed as well. I did not see much evidence that this zoo prioritizes animal welfare. Please do not support this zoo. One redeeming factor of this zoo: I had the BEST cup of coffee in all of Colombia in the little coffee hut that's near the hippo and lion enclosure. A surprising find!
  • July 24, 2017
    This is not a zoo. This place is used to rehabilitate animals and return them to the wild. They don't have the same animals all the time; animals come in and out.
  • April 17, 2017
    Beautiful zoo, recommended for visitors in Medellín. It's very organized, with many kinds of animals. There are a zone for creating consciousness about the extinction of animals which it's very impressive and creative. The entrance spend 7000 COP for children and 14000 COP for others.
  • July 18, 2017
    I think this little zoo is underrated, it is small but it has several species that no other zoo in Colombia has, plus it is not small, it's just the right size so you can visit it all without ending up wasted!
  • February 13, 2017
    Clean, organise and good guides. Only thing needs to improve is the restaurant and food. It is just okay!

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