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La Reserva de Fauna, Piriapolis
(2.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Although animals are not free, enclosures are arranged along an extensive journey through a series of passageways in the middle of the native forest and this becomes more enjoyable observation in something approaching (to the extent possible) to their natural habitat.
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  • It is quiet, cute to go with children or relax watching animals. Entry and delay is free an hour more or less. It is rich in bar which is at the entrance and you can buy nice things at the foot of the Hill.
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  • The book has sectors where the animals are in their habitat and others animals that are in cages very small and end up as in a zoo. There is a snake. It has trails that go up and you can reach the top of Sugar Loaf Hill. Good walk with trees and clean bathrooms.
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