Zoologico de San Martin, Banos

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Learn more about native Ecuadorian species at Zoologico de San Martin, dedicated to the conservation of local animals and the rescue of wild creatures often improperly kept as house pets. Explore the large enclosures in the charming zoo, opened in the early 1990s, and view approximately 50 species of birds, reptiles, mammals, and fish. See the majestic Andean condor, the endangered spectacled bear, tapirs, capybaras, the Galapagos tortoise, as well as numerous other native species. Put Zoologico de San Martin on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Banos trip itinerary builder website .
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  • I have visited several zoos in Ecuador, including in the Amazon region, it is that warm memories I have, in the I saw tapir walk loose and with breeding, spectacled bears are away, but appreciated the broad place who have then if I've seen the condors. It is immense, one tires before be able to traverse it in its entirety.
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  • Visited with family along with the adjacent one. Funny and interesting especially for children. The zoo structure, situated on a Hill but does not allow the visit to disabled or prams.
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  • We had a pleasant time here. It's nothing fancy. Just a relaxing time with some cool animals. Make sure you take the 30 minute walk from town. There's some super cool river gorges near the zoo.  more »
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  • Its amazing to see the animals they rescue, the only downside is most animals just sit and do nothing all day.
  • This was an extremely distressing place in. 1989. The panther was sick, the cell was covered in diarrorea and vomit . The animal couldn't even be bothered escaping; quite an easy thing to do, considering the huge hole in the fence with only a few small ,thin wires holding it together (see pic) The cage for the Condor was so small, it could not even open its wings properly.
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  • A good place to stroll in family. Beautiful view. And the Cafe has delicious coffee!
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