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Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT), Tuxtla Gutierrez

(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It has pleased us greatly to go to this zoo so special, because we could observe species unknown to us and the "nocturnal house" deserves special mention.
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  • Many of its species are endemic, the jaguar is amazing, the area of nocturnal animals for me was the best thing, animals have the Habitat invested so when for us day is for them is at night so you can see them in action.
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  • The ZOOMAT, Tuxtla Gutiérrez is unlike the other zoos in the world a haven for animals only in Chiapas, and nonetheless is a small and boring place if not quite the contrary, the vast and complex geography of the State of Chiapas is reflected in travel around the Zoo where you can visit a space for nocturnal animals a museum about crocodiles and alligators, a nice pond for otters, herpetarium, aviary, vivarium, and a good number of mammals, birds and lizards, while the Government of Mexico cut yearly budget for the science and education ZOOMAT makes an effort to preserve what little they have and keep the place clean and fresh for the species living there.
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