Parque Zoologico Santa Fe, Medellin

3.5
#7 of 18 in Parks in Medellin
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Parque Zoologico Santa Fe and many more Medellin attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Medellin route planner.
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Parque Zoologico Santa Fe Reviews
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  • The zoo had plenty to offer the monkeys were cool. The lions and jaguars were just laying there. Perhaps they could get the fire hose out and get them moving for the people. They also looked over heat...  more »
  • You can enjoy the animals and nature, is a place to spend time with your family, visit it and support animals in danger.
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  • The Zoo is small compared to the Zoo from other cities. It has few animals and is a bit neglected although they have got the hand.
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  • Really happy to see all the animals here so happy and well maintained! Not a big fan of zoos yet this zoo was beyond expectations for how the animals are treated and cared for; enables many children up close and personal experiences which otherwise they could almost never experience. Also, many of these animals are rescued from illegal practices so think of this as a sanctuary zoo. Enjoy a wild experience!!
  • 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!
  • Let's start by saying that there is a zoo in the middle of the city in a very urbanized neighborhood. In that order of ideas you can't expect a huge zoo. There you'll find a lot of monkeys and frogs, they also have fat wild cats and a beautiful place to see butterflies. One the other hand they only have a few of big mammals. Bisons and hippos are the most outstanding animals there, but they used to have rinhos, elephants and gorillas that doesn't exist anymore. In conclusion, it's a good zoo to start if you haven't visited another big zoo in the world.
  • Very nice. Authentic
  • 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.

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