Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario), Merida

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In the style of the mid-20th century, Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario) offers a fun and educational pastime both for kids and their parents. Walk around the large park and see all kinds of animals, some of them endangered in the wild, including the rare white tiger. Go early if you want to avoid crowds and high temperatures. You don’t have to pay for tickets, only for the train ride across the park, during which you can get close to the fences and take a closer look of the animals. The park has a shaded kids’ playground for the youngest members of the family. You can also grab some food and drink onsite. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Merida holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Drove past this zoo and saw a very small enclosure with a giraffe. It had nothing to provide shade or anything to take away it's boredom. Don't understand how people find seeing animals like this enjo...  more »
  • Took our grandson here. Even though you can walk up very close to most of the cages, the fact that the cages were so tiny was very upsetting. The pacing of the animals and complete lethargic look of t...  more »
  • I went to the zoo to see animals we don't have in Europe. And i regret going because I like to see animals especially wild ones treated right and with good living conditions. Which was definitely not ...  more »
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  • Can spent couple days here. The zoo and the tiny aquarium are free. They also have playground and water fountain for kids to play in, and during weekends, pony rides and carousel. Also, a tiny train thAt runs around the park.
  • Why aren't there more 1 stars? Better yet, why is this place even operational? The animals are in inhumane conditions. Such small cages and even multiple big animals in one small cage. I've seen bad zoos but this is basically a road side zoo for humans to stare at mistreated animals. I hope someone rescues the animals and shuts down the zoo for good.
  • Lions, tigers, hippos etc it's free ,animals seemed well looked after... Only silver back gorilla was pacing angry looking. The flamingos fascinating.
  • Best place ever! Good food prices. Lots of variety :) People need to understand this is a local Zoo and it's down town. It has what a zoo takes.
  • Super fun place to take kids; half zoo and half park. You can get really close to the animals, which is a great way to get people interested in them. However, this is because they have small enclosures with what looks like little to do. I did see several staff working on upkeep and maintenance, though. Also, it's free!