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. For La Reserva de Fauna and beyond, use our Piriapolis road trip site to get the most from your Piriapolis vacation.
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  • We walk and fairly met. Very interesting and fun travel. Just what I didn't like that a couple of misfits were smoking joints in one of the mazes. In addition to being a reserve than hayq take care of fire it was full of children. But to be a public and free place there are people who are going to cause damage instead of taking care of. If the Park is beautiful and the view also.
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  • Beautifully situated inside the (formerly) local wildlife attempting to give. She succeeds also begin - visitor's heart breaks at the latest at the sight of Puma and Jaguar in smallest cages. These poor creatures are only to be pitied. All other animals have much larger outdoor space than those that truly need.
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  • 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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