Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec, Mexico City

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#2 of 20 in Outdoors in Mexico City
Zoo / Aquarium Nature / Park
Meet the inhabitants of Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec, one of the country's most visited zoos. Established in 1923, the zoo underwent significant refurbishments in 1992, and today has a collection of almost 2,000 animals representing 200 separate species. Tour the grounds, which organizes residents by bioclimatic zones rather than taxonomic groups. This choice better reflects how different species live side by side in nature, and creates a more natural experience for visitors, the animals, and scientists studying their behavior. Of particular note here is the zoo's successful giant panda breeding program. Add Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec to your Mexico City travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mexico City itinerary maker.
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  • The entrance to the Zoo is free, in the center of the Park of Chapultepec in Mexico City Centre is a huge Zoo worth a visit. On Sunday recover there crowds of families with children-is crowded and loud. The road to the zoo leads by 20minutes stalls where you can buy souvenirs (t-shirts, bags, hats, toys, etc) as well as something to eat and drink. We were impressed with how well organized it is zoo:)) runs spacious, clean; animals have a lot of space for running, green spaces; our attention the pandas big-large specimens. On many catwalks species were combined, eg. giraffes with zebras and antylopami:)) gave a really cool impression; in zoo lots of places where you can sit back and relax; You can't bring your own food (you can leave your bags in storage areas-paid)
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  • I don't usually go to zoos, this was an exception. The enclosures were varied but way too small. I spent most of my time trying not to notice that the poor bears had a tiny enclosure- with a stream bu...  more »
  • Arrive early, the Zoo opens at 9 am, we arrived at the 10 that had a career on reform, then we behave arrive, but once there, were able to see some animals, the most emblematic, that from 11 am - 1 pm, had too many people, so it is already difficult to see displays, is place care okay the animals are in good condition, well taken care. You can not get food and there is nothing to buy in
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  • Honestly this was an amazing experience. Very educational and you need many hours to explore it. But don't worry because even if you are on a budget, you can revisit as much as you want because you can't bear the price!!
  • This zoo is the worst I've been to. It's dirty and the animals don't look well. It seems as if they don't get feed regularly as they should.
  • Free zoo and they have pandas! The first zoo out of China to successfully breed giant pandas. I highly recommend the free visit and walk around the forest.
  • The zoo is free. Kids love it. It has pandas. The park around it is amazing too, except for the vendors.
  • Chill place man with mad vibes. One of the monkeys had definitely gone a little too bananas and was trying to scape the cage. Poor little guy needs some more of the wild so I hope he is okay. Other moneys had pretty cute self inflicted middle parts which made me think of my finances and tax season. Overall would return but would hope the pandas Shuan Shuan and Xia Chua would come out of their apartments and enjoy the expansive playground made for them and for us to enjoy watching them in. Not a loot of hawkers unlike rest of Chapultepec which was nice. Free entry!

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