Zoologico de San Martin, Banos

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#4 of 7 in Parks in Banos
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. Using our international travel planner, Banos attractions like Zoologico de San Martin can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • July 3, 2017
    It was interesting to see exotic animals but all the animals looked so sad. I really felt bad for all of them. All the animals needed more space.  more »
  • March 25, 2017
    Has some interesting animals as a galapagos tortoise or a bear. Could have more room, but it's a small town.
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  • March 12, 2017
    isn't that the most beautiful zoo we visited (maintenance leaves to be desired, entered a little expensive)... ms if we have 1 hour to kill, reached by taxi ($ 2 Baños Center) and return on foot (it goes down in this sense)
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  • May 9, 2017
    Its amazing to see the animals they rescue, the only downside is most animals just sit and do nothing all day.
  • December 17, 2016
    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.
  • March 12, 2017
    Nice
  • November 9, 2016
    Excellent !
  • August 1, 2017
    A good place to stroll in family. Beautiful view. And the Cafe has delicious coffee!
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