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. See Parque Lecocq and all Montevideo has to offer by arranging your trip with our Montevideo vacation planning app .
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  • If the idea is to see many animals not I recommend it. There are about 20 species, most common and usual in zoos. But the good thing is that these animals are in good condition, care and very wide areas. An economic entry is paid, there is a small bar to eat and is traversed by car (you can also download, there are steakhouses and places for children)
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  • good my opinion is that it is a very well maintained place to stroll in family. The bus drops you off about 500 meters and the place is big so you have to be willing to walk. not miss the view of the lagoon. It has racks and a place to eat patys, drink something cold and ice cream. It is economical and highly recommended.
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  • The place is very cute, with trails for walking and despite not having many animals are in large environments and seem to be well groomed. But it is outrageous to see how to enable people who comes to carry bags of candy and pull them to monkeys. At first when I saw a group of mothers with their children doing that could not believe what was happening. But to sit a few minutes we saw had empty bags of candy out of the cage and several groups of people doing the same thing. Monkeys peeled candies and ate, they atoraban, had small monkeys with roles of candy in your mouth. The right outrageous people, that's going to make it look like something normal? Where the safety of the place, that are responsible for the welfare of the animals? Because lying have no knowledge of this... very sad, a place that could be a first Zoo is a disgrace.
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  • Awesome exhibits, and great place to see local animals as a tourist, on top of a collection of more exotic animals.
  • 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.
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  • Nice zoo

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