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. Plan to visit Zoological Park of Centenario ( Parque Zoologico del Centenario) during your Merida vacation using our convenient Merida trip itinerary planning site .
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  • There are a variety of species. A perfect place if you have kids or if you want to spend time with family. A turn in the train
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  • Visit it and not bad have a large varuedas of animals and birds of many places hippopotamus, Jaguars, ocelots, many types of primates, aras, ostriches, llamas, coatis and many more can take a tour by train within the workplace if you walk you have opportunity of visit a serpentuario that sometimes is this open if they are not in maintenance. The most terrible thing was to see that some species, such as lions and primates had their very neglected cages; full of waste water-free (in the monkey especially) or even full of feces and that it is not healthy or to ellos.ni for visitors in the outskirts there are lots of rich food to buy in small jobs.
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  • We spent a good afternoon, our three children were thrilled. -Free - zoo is interesting for visitors, we see especially the spider monkeys do somersaults very closely, but there are bad for some species, really cramped (cats, chimpanzees). Zoo should not be confused with Animaya (tour by boat and by train, species in large spaces) playgrounds are nice and some adapted for disabled children, which is rare.
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  • Good place to hang out for a few hours. The zoo is shady, well laid out and it has some interesting exhibits. My favorites were the big cats like the lions, the jaguars, the pumas, and the panthers. The monkeys seem to be the main attraction for kids and they (the monkeys) can be quite entertaining. Some of the cages seem crowded but the animals are well fed, and they seem healthy and content. Decent and inexpensive food court where we had chicken tamales for 15 pesos each, kibi (not sure that's how it's spelled), for 10 pesos, and chicken empeñada for 15 pesos. The entrance is free, so that makes it a very inexpensive day out. There is an ice cream parlor in the food court as well, but it was closed when we visited. Great place to bring the kids, and if you do, there's a free mini train ride that they are sure to enjoy. Have fun!
  • Great time! Good variety of animals and birds. Lots of primates.
  • Excellent place to hangout with family, very clean and many places of food inside. A good choice for weekends
  • Unfortunately closed for remodeling till January but is great and will be greater. FREE And a 1 peso train ride. Who can beat that?
  • Major renovations underway end of 2017, good exhibit layout and great variety of flora and fauna
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