La Reserva de Fauna, Piriapolis

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A zoo located at the foot of a mountain, come to La Reserva de Fauna to see native animals up close in large enclosures that make the most of the area's impressive landscape. Established in 1980, the zoo acts as a breeding and conservation project, protecting native animals and improving education about them. Walk the zoo's main circuit to see the animals among native plants and shrubs, catching sights of raccoons, otters, foxes, jaguars, native birds, pumas, and many more, with over 250 creatures from 53 different species across the 86 hectare (213 acre) site. Our Piriapolis tour planner makes visiting La Reserva de Fauna and other Piriapolis attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • July 26, 2017
    It is a very nice place where you can see many species of native wildlife and the region, some of them already extinct in Uruguay, as in the case of the Jaguar. Animals in general are in excellent condition and in a natural environment similar to its habitat, we note an improvement in the signage and maintenance, compared to some years ago. The view of the sugar loaf is very nice and even more if you dare to upload it. and it's free!
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  • July 23, 2017
    On site parking and a bar, in the reserve there is a way to go and the nurseries are identified with, the animals are treated well. You can also do the trail that climbs the mountain, upstairs a big cross that you can climb inside and around the inside of the arms and admire the views towards the four cardinal points. Sensational!!!!!
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  • July 13, 2017
    The reserve is wonderful! Is at the foot of the cerro Pan de Azucar. Has beautiful animals like alligators, Lions, cats, snakes, birds, emus, Jaguar. Animals of several species. All free! It was not possible to climb the Hill because of moisture, making it slippery and dangerous. But to meet the recently thanks very worthwhile!
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