Zoologico Nacional, Ticuantepe

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#8 of 10 in Outdoors in Managua Department
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  • Too bad because few times passed away, also had a beautiful garden. But there was too little money for maintenance and care. The animals there were terrible at toe.de entrance is already closed the animals are now reinstated. An action in the national press went unheeded. Was the only zoo in Nicaragua to my knowledge where many schools let children meet with piece of nature. What is now no longer can. Sad.
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  • Let's not get crazy. This is a poor country so I was skeptical and wanted to look out for maltreatment. What a surprise. Privately funded, so, it was nicely maintained. Different price for strangers o...  more »
  • We visited this zoo type missionary vocation to save animals injured and mistreated in the afternoon on February 16, 2016. We had the happiness and privilege to know and speak at length with Denise Ann Lyons who accosted us while we take a refreshment at the small restaurant located right at the entrance of the Zoo. We then learned that Denise and her husband are Americans and are very much part of this Zoological Park and work hard for a few years after living in the Costa Rica during 5 years. A combination of circumstances led them here to this destiny that he had not planned. They had a farm with animals to the United States of course but here, they had to learn to live with abused and injured wild animals they receive in donations and by people finding these animals often to the point of death. Denise does its utmost with her husband to save as much as possible. Denise said we have 200 animals in the back yard and that many of them will not survive. She works a lot with small baby monkeys. She goes to night school and reads a lot about monkeys that they try to tame its better knowing more in depth. She lived painful experiences sometimes like being attacked by a mother monkey with whom she is was yet related a deep friendship in mutual respect for a good long time. Ignorance of the behaviors of mothers monkeys who want to protect their young, and also a matter of jealousy for other male monkeys which Denise gave them attention would be at the origin of this attack on the mother. Denise have fared but with injuries and learned much from this experience of his studies there to learn. Visit this zoo with an open mind knowing the mission of this site and living no waiting comparing to other Zoological Park in the world made sure it was an exciting and also very moving moment for us. Nothing luxury here with rust that is more pervasive than the new. You can see several species of animals in the Nicaraguan jungle like crocodiles, jaguars, parrots, lions and other animals less ferocious like deer and several birds. The cost of entry was of 100 cordobas per person is about $5.00 Canadian and it was 30 c for residents. A modest restaurant is on site if you want to sustain you. There are also public toilets. Denise Ann and her husband are not here for a matter of wages and money but indeed on a voluntary basis as of the missionaries of the animal fauna of the Nicaragua. We are in touch with Denise Ann, who gave us his personal e-mail address. We are serious to eventually give time for this zoo one day. Denise will welcome you with open arms if care you about this cause and if you wish to participate to save animals and maintain this fabulous website with the limited means of the edge. Visit the website to connect with Denise through contact information you will find on the latter. You can also write me in private messaging and I could put you in communication with this charming and devoted couple. We took several pictures with a series with Denise Ann and her last two babies monkeys including a Capuchin with my wife. I got the permission of Denise and my wife to publish here on Tripadvisor. We can go with the bus that travelled between Masaya Managua and mention to the guy from the bus you want to disembark at the Zoologico nacional, which is at the edge of the road. You need to walk 5 minutes about to get to the entrance. At the highest level, we recommend a visit to this saving Zoological Park. _ Written notice on February 21, 2016 at the Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua.
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  • This is an awesome zoo. It's probably one of my favorite zoos that I've ever been to. It's a little small, but it has a lot of heart, and most animal areas give the animals a lot of room. It's a little confusing to navigate, but after exploring around, I think that I found most of the nooks and crannies of this awesome zoo. Don't get too close to the exhibits, because there are lots of places where wild animals can grab you if you're not careful.
  • Great site but lack of condition to welcome tourists and also animals lack of it!
  • Only real zoo in Nic as far as I know. Good number of animals that will amuse kids. Limited dining options and street parking only
  • Cute little place, is not that big, perfect to hang a couple hours with your kids. Parking is limited but free. Entrance fee is about 3 dollars.
  • Very nice place to relax and explore some of Nicaragua's unique species of animals.

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