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Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT), Tuxtla Gutierrez

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Named after a conservationist and zoo director, Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT) brings its guests into a nature reserve and showcases the animals of the region in a natural setting. The zoo only displays animals that are endemic to the region, making it a good place to learn about local wildlife. Founded in 1942, the zoo was relocated to the nature reserve in 1980. Prepare for a lot of walking during your visit; staff are stationed throughout the facility. Put Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT) into our Tuxtla Gutierrez trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • This is a 2.5KM walking zoo at Tuxtla Gutierrez, good for an afternoon with the kids, but consider wildlife for the zoo is focus on local animals, so it might be something different and interesting, b...  more »
  • Normally the things you wait to see in a zoo are the elephants, rhinoceros, giraffes and that kind of animals. This zoo it's very differen that others here don't exist that animals but exist the local...  more »
  • It said in the guide book that this was worth 'half a day'. I didn't want to leave at all having spent all day there. What the visitor has to realise is that the founder, seing the way things wre goin...  more »