AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico, Cuenca

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Visit AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico, a spacious zoo in a natural environment where many of the animals are free to roam the grounds. The rustic complex is located on the side of a mountain and to explore it thoroughly takes a couple of hours of hiking. Roam the lush green area and view hundreds of animals wandering freely or in large enclosures. You'll have the chance to see pumas, Andean bears, vibrant parrots, jaguars, llamas, condors, and numerous other native species in a scenic natural setting overlooking the city. With our international travel planner, Cuenca attractions like AMARU Bioparque Cuenca Zoologico can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I have been zoo’s before. Yes they have been more beautiful and with much more diversity in animales. But this was different, this was in a hill, more less like a safari type of zoo. I enjoyed it and ...  more »
  • First time I visit it, or knew that it existed. A visit of approximately 3 and a half hours on the trails in rugged terrain between ups and downs, I recommend to bring suitable clothing and footwear. As recommendation for the Park should mark a little better or failing guides along the way. Finally a nice experience and I recommend visiting it!
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  • This zoo provides a lot of space for the animals and they seem relaxed and content. Free monkeys run around all over. Our favorite spot is the big bird enclosure where you walk into the space with the...  more »

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