Parque Zoologico de Chapultepec, Mexico City

(3.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Nestled in the South-central part of the city is the parque de Chapultepec and within this the Zoo is a place to visit some endemic species of the country such as the nearly extinct Mexican Wolves or to other creatures such as the Giant Panda bear, I recommend you visit the more early possible since as any animal in wild life if not they hunt they are sleeping and that happens between 12 and 14 hours they spend sleeping and only go to see empty spaces lack a little more toiletries in some places where they live for example in the part of the hippos, and if your plan is to go on Sunday go early since many families tend to go this day and the place is crammed, go with comfortable shoes to visit the Zoo and the places of the around Central magnificent.
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  • We took our daughter there while visiting the Chapultepec area. It is free to get in. It is comparable to most zoos I've seen in the US. My daughter really enjoyed it. The zoo map was laid out nicely ...  more »
  • It's a zoo. Nothing really special. It has your lions, pandas, etc. It's free to get in, but some of the exhibit requires a fee. You can't bring in bags to the zoo, but there place to check them for a...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is a free zoo with lots of animals. Fun place to go. Wanna go there again.
  • 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!
  • From what I was able to see in an hour I really enjoyed it and would love to some day reture and see the rest of it. The entrance is free, but you do have to pay in order enter and see the butterflies and smaller insects.