Chapultepec Zoo (Spanish: Zoológico de Chapultepec) is a zoo located in Chapultepec Park; it is one of four zoos near Mexico City, and the best known Mexican zoo. It was founded July 6, 1923 by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera using donations from private citizens and governmental funds from the Ministry of Agriculture and Development, and also with funds from the Society of Biological Studies.
The zoo houses almost 2000 animals from more than 200 species. The zoo is known for its success in breeding programs of threatened species, including: giant pandas (first institution outside of China to successively breed the species in captivity), California condors (first institution outside of the United States to successively breed the species) and Mexican wolves (first litter of cubs born to released wolves).
|Tuesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Friday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Alonso Nunez | Jun 11, 2018
It's somewhat a nice place to bring kids and walk around I feel the animals are bid abandoned. I feel they can give the place more life they have a nice selection of animals. Get ready for a long walk. But if you don't want to pay for a museum and want to enjoy a day looking at animal this is your place.
耶稣 | Jun 7, 2018
It's a beautiful place. Most of the animals were sleeping or somewhere hidden. The only ones that were very active were the monkeys. It is amazing to see the variety of species and beautiful colors of animal. Some cages are very small for animals. I feel bad for them. Also disappointed because I didn't see any elephant. A zoo without elephants is like a torta without bread. LOL
Mario Hernandez | May 29, 2018
Lots of animal varieties , and its FREE. It was too hot to be here too long when we went but its really nice. They sell food inside but all food places where closed in may 2018 for remodeling. There are lockers outside for storing big bags. We walked in with a small backpack and wifes purse and that was ok. Its free! just go and take some pictures.
Eduardo Mendivil | Jun 12, 2018
Really big zoo, pretty cool. Beware, close to the zoo entrance there's people renting old strollers for little kids that you need to return to the same place (the zoo exit is far from the entrance). We didn't know that inside the zoo were way nicer strollers that you could probably return at the exit.
Fernando Rodriguez | Jun 5, 2018
I've been there a few times, I liked this last time I went, I was vey impessed, first off it was free, it was so clean, and there not a lot of people inside the zoo, but you can tell the animals are well taken care of and very happy. The enclosures are big and very clean, very cool place for a nice walking date where you can have a chat.
John Howlett | Jun 17, 2018
The zoo is very nice with a lot of nice plants and landscaping. Most of the animal habitats are also nice. But there were several of the animals that were not out where you could see them even after going two different days. The panda, black jaguars, and lions were especially neat to watch. Also nice that most of the zoo is arranged in loops so you dont have to backtrack. I wouuld recommend taking a half day to visit.
Murray Whyte | Jul 23, 2018
Lots to do and see inc. a long walk. Hundreds of sidewalk vendors. It takes atleast 6 to see it all, more to really enjoy.
Rachael Delaney | Jul 20, 2018
A lot of the displays are empty. Animals are in enclosures that are obviously too small, and most of the big cats seemed to just want out. The animals don't seem happy.
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