Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT), Tuxtla Gutierrez

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#2 of 18 in Outdoors in Chiapas
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. Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Tuxtla Gutierrez Edition.
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  • Is a Zoo which exhibits local species, which makes it super interesting, wildlife is amazing and is definitely an option for when they are visiting in Tuxtla
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  • Tourism guides put to the Zoo as a place to air only if you spare him time. This is a mistake. The Park is huge, in tropical jungle, full of sound, smells and colors like no other. And to be a place so crowded and semi-wild, is impeccably clean. In addition the of the place very nice. The cost per person is $20 (Yes, twenty) and half for students, teachers, and retirees. But the really important thing is the huge number of animals that have. From the ordinary to the bizarre. All animals are creatures of the Chiapas region. And they are many. From hawks to crocodiles, thousands of zoo animals leave him speechless. Of course, the black jaguar and jaguar are the stars of the Park. Also corre-caminos and Guaqueques run freely through the Park. At the Zoo there are several places to take a snack and clean bathrooms. Wear comfortable shoes and long. The walk through the Park is very heavy, especially during the heat. There are ramps with the intention of providing services to people with disabilities but not it would lower some or being able to walk. Unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchairs. This place needs more promotion. It should be the most important of the tourist guides and key points.
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  • Excellent place. Very nice. There are nearly animals to do. But if it is a beautiful black jaguar. Also it lacks to place access for disabled people. It made me very cheap. They should charge more to have more animals to do.
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