Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec, Mexico City

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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. Before you head to Mexico City, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Mexico City trip planning app , to make sure you see all that Mexico City has to offer, including Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec.
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  • I've visited twice and I must say that every time I am surprised. I love seeing all the animals that are there. There is indeed a great variety! I even saw a hummingbird that sucked the nectar out of some flowers! beautiful! only drawback perhaps is that in some parts is not just beautiful but considering it is free I guess you could accept.
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  • Although a little careless in some areas, is quite good to spend three hours with children. I visited him on Saturday with my grandchildren for 2 years and enjoyed it much. The area of the Panda is outstanding. Everything is very good explained.
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  • The zoo is in bad shape although the animals are well taken care of. We went to see the panda and he was sitting in a hammock all by himself. The animals quite often were mislabeled lie the lions were...  more »
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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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