La Aurora Zoo
La Aurora Zoo
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Zoo la Aurora is located just in the heart of Guatemala City, is one of the largest gardens in the city with 287 species and more than 2100 animals in the entire collection The Zoo has different areas that show to the visitors the collections divided by continents The Zoo was founded in 1924 by José Maria Orellana Government. The Zoo La Aurora receive more tan 1 5 millions of visitors yearly All the efforts are focus on the education innovation and renovation of the park The Zoo covers over an área of 15 hectares with animals from around the world some species like Humboldt Penguins chimpanzees big cats Asian elephant giraffes and the new project “El Reino Kan y sus Reptiles” that is the biggest project of the zoo history with an herpetary with more than 50 species divided by reptiles, amphibians and spiders, all of them with the ideal conditions of living.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Fiona K
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Much better than I was expecting. The zoo was actually quite big. There is a place to eat food before or after going to see all the animals. Most animals seemed well cared for except there was only one elephant, which I expect is very lonely. They need to work on population control with their baboons and gazelles, there were far too many for the size of their enclosures.
Written 11 August 2023
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DudesAdrift
Dallas, TX331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
One of the nicest zoos I have visited in Central America. The exhibits are excellent, the animals look happy and healthy, and it is obvious the the zoo is always making upgrades and improvements. It is a vast beautifully gardened and maintained facility! We loved it and will encourage others to visit. Allow as much time as possible to take in this park. It is delightful and educational.
Written 13 July 2023
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Nino S
Palmetto, FL8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I needed to find a place to hangout prior to my flight from nearby La Aurora Airport, and found this gem. There are a great variety of animals, mammals, reptiles, birds. The facility is clean and well cared for. The animals were quite active mid-day in early April. The water features here and there and natural trees throughout add to the peacefulness all around. There were plenty of children’s activities available. The value for the entry fee was very high. Unfortunately for me was most signage was solely in Spanish. So I carried my backpack around only to discover on my way out there were hidden lockers you could rent. So, if you’re like me ask at the entrance or get a brochure/map. ( I got there late and thought i’d be running through so didn’t bother. It turns out it was Easter and they were not rushing anyone out, so I stayed long past the posted entry hours)
Written 14 April 2023
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Elk555
Boston, MA273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
The zoo has many animals , including sea animals. They have a program where you can feed the giraffes for an extra fee. Unfortunately the day we visited they were not offering that program. They have parking on site. You can buy your tickets online or on-site. Very nice signage with descriptions. The visit was very pleasant with lots to see. I would say you need at least half a day here. They have restaurants at the front. But I had snacks. Bring a hat and sunscreen. We forgot ours and it was HOT.
Written 31 March 2023
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Uluwhehi
Denver, CO250 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Great variety in the animals there, they have an ususual number of mixed species exhibits. Great breeding programs for several of their species, for exmple African painted dogs and ostriches. Some of their animals are rescues. Good conservation education staff.
Written 27 March 2023
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My_Experience_Abroad
222 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
We enjoyed our visit to the zoo.
Don’t miss the few “tree tops” to better admire the animals.
My only complain is that there are not many spots to seat down and there is a lot of walking. Bring comfy shoes!!
Written 17 March 2023
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Stephen L
Cambridge, UK509 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Visited the zoo today. Was keen to see the aviaries and birds. It was really busy with many young excited children who have a chance to see animals they will only encounter online, television or in books.
However, many of the larger animals are in enclosures that are far too small and some were exhibiting stressed behaviour pacing endlessly in a similar pattern.
Written 22 November 2022
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Mario G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Very nice zoo. My kids loved it , definitely will be back here. It was worth the trip from Antigua to the Zoo. I liked the guacamayas the most.
Written 1 October 2022
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w/thekids
Long Island, NY66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
we didn't get to see all of it because of time constraints. We did the VIP tour and that was such an awesome experience. We got to feed a giraffe, an elephant and a rhino. We learned a lot along the way and were so happy we did it.
Written 29 September 2022
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Tommie Sox
New York City, NY435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is a great Zoo that has many different animals. It takes about an hour and half to see everything. Definitely worth checking out when in Guatemala City.
Written 31 October 2021
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