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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  • 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!

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