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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  • A great place to spend the day with family! where can you know absolutely everything about the fauna and flora of Peru and some regions of the world.
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  • I was surprised by the good care of the animals and their spaces. Gardening and the ambience of the Park in general is also appreciated. There is even a small sample of traditional food that looks like a mini fair.
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  • I am astonished by the level of the reviews in general. This place is so depressing. Animals are in small and dirty cages, especially the monkeys, who are alone and bored. Animals look very sad, in a ...  more »
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  • Cost 15 Sols per person. I really like the design of this park. Being from the US I was impressed by what was offered and the overall design. However, I agree with other reviews that the glass for much of the enclosures was very dirty and hard to see the animals. There were quite a few animals I hadn't seen before which was a nice surprise. There were also open. Areas where animals we're not confined by a cage and just surrounded by a 2 foot moat. Almost all the animal labels have the English name on them, but not all. I thought it was odd that most of the cages had only one animal in it. For example the tiger and lion area had only one in each exhibit. Seemed rather lonely and bored. Overall it's a large park and you can spend several hours here. If you bring kids there's multiple areas for kids to play in and there were even festival zones.
  • Good zoo with very good animal enclosures... big cat enclosures are specially good.... What I missed was amazon animals and reptiles... Good bird collection though
  • Beautiful zoo with sooo many animals . Its a huge place that would easily take 3-4 hours to see properly . Some of the enclosures need to be updated but generally a great day out .
  • Cuenta la leyenda en un parque limeño ....after the surprise, still awake in the middle of fall of my bed, seeing as it was in the middle of a square Roman circus, and suddenly before I realized I could flow between the streets of a modern city made of glass, while walking I thought have wings and I started flying and since the sky I could see that the city of glass were the eyes of a sleeping giant in the middle of a bigger jungle giant and approaching dangerously sun skimming across the dark sky, I could feel with one foot on a flag, making balance not to fall, fall without grace, that same cai as driven by a trampoline and was caught in the air by the trunk of an elephant exibio me by the beaches as a toy, and I felt small and useless until that elephant was the toy of a girl who saw the sea from a peñazco took the elephant as a toy and I take as her boyfriend, so when she was great I also grew up next to her, she is my blonde doll with blue eyes and I am his luis
  • This zoo will always bring good memories. Unfortunately, it needs better facilities. I guess the budget is limited. Good value for money. Entry is about £3 ($4) or less for students, children, over 60s

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