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Parque Lecocq, Montevideo

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Stroll through Parque Lecocq a 120 hectare (300 acre) park where animals live relatively freely. Dedicated to the conservation of native wildlife, the park houses 33 species of animals, some local and some from other parts of the world. See the large community of endangered addax antelopes from northern Africa, or the coendu porcupines. Hike on a trail passing through the St Lucia wetlands and see the indigenous plants, or stop by the bird viewpoint where you can admire local bird species. Arrange your visit to Parque Lecocq and discover more family-friendly attractions in Montevideo using our Montevideo vacation generator.
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  • I visited about one year Buri. Is here as lions, zebras, llamas, deer, monkeys, sheep, wild boar, Peacock, ostrich, Bondo, and pastured llamas and peacocks are closer to touching the animals. Have free admission, we prepared a lunch on-site barbecue space and shop other don't know Zoo with such a low hurdle.
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  • It was several years that was not going to Park Zoo Lecocq, and the truth that I have seen few changes for how remembered him, and to be honest, all for the worse. The comineria is actually destroyed and sights to be repaired, the driver has to be careful while driving, dodging the wells that are everywhere, in any of its streets. Signage indicating animal we're seeing in each venue, mostly conspicuous by their absence or is in very poor condition. Baths in general very sloppy and come less. Of course that the time to wash your hands, find only water. There is no SOAP, no paper towels and many fewer artifacts drying with hot air. The species of animals are very few, among which I could recognize: Antilope Addax, Llamas, a lone ostrich, a lone Fox, many javelina, several zebras, some goats, deer Axis, Australian Emus, some capybara, otters and little thing more, except for the large colony of baboons or baboons, which should be more than one hundred, which were relocated in a habitat much better to the cage for birds that were previously , with much more space than before, to avoid overcrowding in which they were in years past. The positive side of the Park is that the price of admission is super economic: $100 for a car with 4 people or 3.5 USD for the 4 that we were 2 adults and 2 children. The negative input, be so cheap is that with that price, it does not so that is can make improvements with what comes to the park itself. Anyway, to be a public agency, in these parts of the world, all that work badly and with great decadence, then, not can ask pears to Elm. There are a couple of places where you can buy any food or drink for people so they wish, but they have schedules, which do not always coincide with the Park, for example on the day of my visit, one was open and the other closed. The truth, who wants to go to see animals, will surely be quite disappointed, however anyone who wants to go to hang out with his people, making picnic or a barbecue, can reach a very enjoyable time.
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  • It is a nice Park, roomy and comfortable to go to spend the day with family. The income is very cheap and inside there are large sectors with barbecues and site to play and run. With respect to the Zoo, could be improved. Mostly I emphasize that there is no posters against the stay of each animal. There are posters only in some points of the road indicating which animals there are on that road but arriving against an animal one does not know well which of the poster faces and even if you know it, only know the name. It would be very good that they placed posters with information about each species, as there are in general in all the zoos in the world. The guided tour of the native forest has been comment aside: is excellent.
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  • Lovely place for a weekend picnic. Not much far from Montevideo. Plenty of Bus options you can avail from any corner of the city, but best option is to grab a bus from Tres Cruces Shopping. Takes you around 1:5 hours to reach along Ruta 1 and another 10 mins walk before you reach entrance gate. There generally is a nominal entry fee 20 pesos per person but we were lucky that day we visited and no entry fee was required for the day as the lady at the gate informed us. You will find plenty of open spots with Parilla places and cemented bench and tables for your perfect weekend picnic. Vast land acquired by the zoo, but not many animals to find. Sometimes you can see llamas roaming around in public if you are lucky. I was not interested in that but my wife was super excited. Over all, it's a pretty good getaway place if you are looking for a one day relaxation not too far from the city.
  • Good
  • Nice zoo
  • Uruguay
  • Excellent family leisure space.
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