Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo), Lima

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See a zoo built around ruins and observe animals from around the world at Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo). The large zoo encompasses three environments: coast, mountain, and jungle. While the number of animals may be few and far between, you can expect to see exotic creatures like jaguars, condors, and tapirs. Also explore the ruins from an ancient pre-Incan city of Marangacan up cloase. Bring your own water and sunscreen. Restaurants surround the zoo, so a quick step outside can get you a meal. For Parque de las Leyendas (Zoo) and beyond, use our Lima trip planner to get the most from your Lima vacation.
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  • Plan to spend a whole day here. There are so many sections to this Zoo. Our kids really enjoyed the experience overall. You need to consider just how large this place is. Our kids did get tired. Defin...  more »
  • After I was already for the umpteenth time in Lima, I wanted me finally also the Parque de las Leyendas watch... It is positive that it is a very large area on which you can spend a few hours. On the whole, the system is also quite pretty, but some is also quite concrete (previously this was probably different). It is rather negative in this context that there are relatively few places with shadow, which is not necessarily comfortable on hot summer days. Animal husbandry is better than I've seen it in other places in South America, but subjectively I would say that in particular the birds have very small and karg equipped cages. The austere facilities (hardly anything, somehow remembered to the natural environment of the animals also applies to various other animal species, and leaves a bitter aftertaste, as well as the fact, at least from a human perspective that various animals (such as.) Giraffe, spectacled bear, brown bear) completely alone and without other dogs be kept. All in all the animals look but at least healthy. The number of species is rather low on the size of the plant - - especially appropriate. Previously, this was supposedly different. An interesting detail is that there are still various ruins of pre-Columbian at the Zoo. Unfortunately, these are integrated but not really good in the system, i.e. obviously none of these sites can be accessed, which is too bad. From my point of view, the Zoo here given away potential, because that would be a great way to bring the rich past of the country many visitors - and in particular the numerous children -. All in all it is a rather average Zoo you can visit, but you don't have to. Living with children, it is certainly not a bad thing, a priority for tourists not is probably more.
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  • I like it because it is one of the best parks in the Peru, and when we went we like that everything is tidy and very comfortable for children -
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  • A local zoological area and park located in San Miguel, well maintained and fun for the family. Please do not expect a "world-class" experience, but do expect to see animals kept carefully in habitats that allow for viewing. It is a nostalgic and treasured part of San Miguel and receives thousands of visitors year-round.
  • Very nice and quiet place to take a walk with family. I recommend not to miss the hippopotamus and bull places. Some of them are playing or swimming. Very funny.
  • This is an amazing zoo. It is very beautiful and huge too. I love the infrastructures and the fact that if you bring your children they have a wide variety of activities to keep them occupied. Their are numerous of animals that I have never seen before. I was indeed surprised. I am from Jamaica and I really love the work you all have put into this zoo. Keep up the good work!
  • Good option to spent the day with your kids. To improve: limited options to buy water and snacks, maintenance of some areas and they didn't give me a guide at entrance. The best: rare black jaguars in excelent condition
  • Nice place to go with the family. If you have kids take a stroller!! It can be tiresome.

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