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Parque Zoologico Santa Fe, Medellin

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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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  • Beautiful zoo, recommended for visitors in Medellin. It's very organized, with many kinds of animals. There are 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.
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  • The Park Zoological Santa faith in Medellin is one of the best zoos I have ever visited. I have visited several in Europe and in the 'New World' and find it to be one of the best. First of all, the self-guided tour is so well organized. Existen paws painted on the walkway and you just follow them. The variety of animals is incredible, from emus to zebras to Australian Swans and just about everything in between. All the animals seemed to be comfortable and well cared for. The only one in any discomfort was a bison who appeared to be suffering from the heat (it felt about 80) but the rest looked very content. All the animals have signs explaining all about them, giving their Latin name and their English name. The Butterfly exhibit is also interesting to see. Staff were all friendly and welcoming. They asked me to fill out an evaluation form; only thing that needed improvement is to have the signs for the animals in English as well as Spanish. That's no problem for me because I'm fluent in English but it would make for a better visit for tourists. The zoo is located about 5 blocks from the industrial Metro Station, nice walk or you can take a taxi. Taxis are very cheap in Medellin.
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  • Took my grandsons almost 5 years old and 2 year old (with nannie) to this park and had a delightful two hours. the animals were active, staff attentive, helpful, and enthusiastic about their jobs and the animals, (though English limited). Of course the felines and monkeys were highlights bird great noises, hippos entertaining though, and pretty butterflies.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Clean, organise and good guides. Only thing needs to improve is the restaurant and food. It is just okay!
  • A nice zoo, amazing to see wild macaws and iguanas roaming the zoo. Good variety and viewing areas. Some parts could be better maintained but overall well worth it.
  • Much better than I expected. Obviously you'll see caged animals, but they're well maintained by quite qualified staff. The space is outstanding, considering it's in the middle of an urban area.