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Amaru Zoologica, Cuenca

(4.3/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
Visit Amaru Zoologica, 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. To visit Amaru Zoologica and other attractions in Cuenca, use our Cuenca trip builder.
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  • It is enough to see, and the fact that it is in the heart of the mountains gives you an additional attraction. I've gone twice already, on the second occasion I had the opportunity to see how they feed the animals. There are that have a condition physics half already that the tour is of some 3 hours if is going slowly, and the road is steep. It is worthwhile to know :)
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  • This was a great experience. The zoo is very natural, with narrow dirt walkways and pretty steep. This park requires good footwear & able to walk the trails. 
  • This place is on the outskirts of Cuenca and cost about $5 USD taxi ride from the centre of town. A great opportunity to see a variety of animals, including many from Latin America. Unlike a tradition...  more »