Petencito Zoo, Flores

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#3 of 6 in Outdoors in Peten Department
Encounter the wildlife at Petencito Zoo and enjoy the views of the surrounding lake. This secluded zoo contains two sections linked by a long wooden bridge. Animals sheltered here include jaguars, pumas, lizards, ocelots, monkeys, and different kinds of birds. You may see some animals out of their cages, so be sure to follow the instructions of your guide in order not to scare them. You can reach this zoo only by boat, which makes the visit all the more adventurous and exciting. Take a guided tour to get the most out of your experience. Make Petencito Zoo part of your personalized Flores itinerary using our Flores online tour planner .
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  • The zoo itself made me sad. Many of enclosures are small, and the structures seemed not very secure. The highlight of the visit was, however, the local kids. They were very good guides, and eager to t...  more »
  • We go to lancha with Eduardo and his son Eduardo Jr. of el remate to rain Flores.pas. This small zoo features animals of the Petén. It is located on an island near Flores. A poor jaguar, a sad puma... different kinds of pheasants with the heads surprising. To not have the fence I approach the goal. A malicious pheasant gives a great beak in my goal. Fortunately, more frightened than hurt. For me the highlight are the spider monkeys. I'm surprised by the way they move along the fence by using their very long limbs and tails. But the best of the best are the spider monkeys living in freedom in the trees near the big cage where there are their brothers locked up. They are more difficult to photograph but I would have stayed longer to admire. We're heading quietly exit when a big thunderstorm. We put ourselves in a sort of shed that we shared with a group of wild pigs (?) who, like us, likely don't like the rain. The rain having lost its intensity, we are about to leave the island. Previously, it must proceed to checkout (40 qwg per person.) Worth the visit.
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  • I found this place really horrible, very depressing and think it should be shut down. The man at the entrance tried to short change me out of Q30 by claiming on the ticket that only two people were en...  more »
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