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Zoológico de Quito, Quito

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Make some furry friends at Zoológico de Quito, home to over 130 species of animals native to Ecuador. The zoo prides itself on being a safe haven for animals rescued from harmful living conditions. The maintenance and care for the animals on display, the camps and interactive exhibits, and the relocating of rescued animals into sanctuaries across the country are all part of the zoo's conservation efforts. On a self-guided tour of the zoo you'll see lions, monkeys, bears, and turtles. There is a small cafeteria halfway through selling snacks. Using our custom trip planner, Quito attractions like Zoológico de Quito can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Most visitors to Quito choose to stay in La Mariscal, a touristy neighborhood filled with guesthouses, restaurants, and bars. This area is also the town's nightlife hub, drawing a young crowd of revelers from around the world. If you prefer less noise, look for a bed in La Foresta, a quieter and less crowded alternative just a few blocks away from popular entertainment opportunities. For upscale sleeping options head to the old town, boasting many of Quito's top hotels in some of its prettiest buildings.
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  • Enjoyed - spent 2 hours and went around twice. Really cute lion cubs. Entrance is cheap and so is the food but a long drive there and back. Spent over $50 going there and back. Probably should have sk...  more »
  • Situated in the town of Guayllabamba approximately 29 kilometers north of Quito, the 12 hectares of the Guayllabamba Zoo are home to more than 50 species of native fauna, representing all the diverse ...  more »
  • The Zoo of Guayllabamba is a very beautiful place. It is located on the outskirts of Quito. This zoo is a great icon of the city. Visit this place is an excellent experience where you can find many ty...  more »