Zoologico Municipal Vesty Pacos de La Paz, Bolivia

Zoologico Municipal Vesty Pacos de La Paz, Bolivia

Zoologico Municipal Vesty Pacos de La Paz, Bolivia
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Freedom145812
Boston, MA10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
I was visiting a friend in La Paz in July and we visited the zoo about 2 hours before closing which was near sunset. There were very few people so we were able to view the exhibits with distractions or waiting. To the average person the animals seem to be well cared for. I was happy to see many local species that we would not easily see in North American zoos. We used Uber for transportation to the Zoo from the center of La Paz and that worked just fine. Very pleased with my experience.
Written 7 September 2019
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Josephml94
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
The zoo is not exactly what Europeans would be expecting, which I think is the reason for some of the more negative reviews. It is home mainly to native species of the Andes, with non the ‘big ticket’ animals you would be accustomed to seeing (although there is a rescued circus lion who is extremely vocal!). Instead the pens are filled with Bolivian natives, such as jaguars, pumas, llamas and alpacas, sheep, rabbits and pigs. Whilst this may be underwhelming to some visitors, the zoo actually has a more important purpose – it raises awareness of and aims to combat animal trafficking in Bolivia. Most of the animals you see have been rescued from brutal lives as family pets or mascots, or from the booming ‘traditional medicine’ trade which values big cats in particular as prized cures. The zoo not only acts as a re-homing centre, but also has on site a veterinary clinic, where sick animals are nursed back to health, and it provides school groups with educational programmes, talks and volunteering opportunities. The staff are genuinely committed to the welfare and care of the animals they look after, and the zoo is well worth a trip to pay the 15 BOB entry fee to support the work they do.
Written 5 December 2017
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Marina L
Moscow, Russia243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
we went here after Valle de la Luna and it's reasonable because it's not very far from it and we usually visit Zoo in each city; it's like benchmark how the administration takes care of animals. We were surprised in La Pas because it's pretty good: very big territory, now under renovation and repair; some interesting animals in very good condition; we saw condors, monkeys, giraffes, lamas, vicunias, etc. So it you have time, you should visit. The only problem - all cafes were closed, may be it was working day.
Written 11 September 2017
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Kaykay
Boston, MA138 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
This was a nice pit stop on the way back to our campsite after the valle de luna but I wouldn't necessarily go out of my way to see it.
Written 27 July 2016
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Thepaulmonty
Watchet, UK39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Not a great zoo very cheap so good to have something to do. But its near valley y luna outside la paz not where it says on tripadvisor map
Written 29 June 2016
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Ceckis
Tempe, AZ83 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
But I just don't like zoos. This one now is more a refugee for animals than a zoo. Nothing special, just caged animals.
Written 17 April 2016
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Mallori Rojas
Isla Mujeres, Mexico39 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
With a day to kill we decided to visit the zoo and Valley de Luna. Both were slightly underwhelming, but super cheap, so it wasn't much of a bummer to have spent a few hours wandering around. There is a lion that we heard roar and tons of jaguars. There are monkeys and a condor (I think it was a condor). The condor was housed in the tiniest cage. We really wished it was in a bigger cage so it could spread it's wings and fly. For Bolivian standards, the place wasn't too bad, but a little underwhelming and sad, especially for an animal lover.

2.50 Bolivianos on bus (take the a bus/van that says 'Mallasa' it to end of line
5 Bolivianos Entrance Fee
Written 15 April 2016
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Peter H
La Paz, Bolivia53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
We go here often with our 5 year old daughter. The zoo is built on a large terrain, which is good news for those who like a long stroll in a quiet place and it's also good news for the animals, as there's not that many different species and their enclosures tend to be of reasonably large size. There's still some cages, but the zoo always seems to be busy constructing new, more spacious enclosures with the apes that pay an entrance fee much further away and/or behind a high glass enclosure, for those species still behind bars. Which is a very fine idea, as the locals seem to find great pleasure in feeding the animals sweets and poking them with sticks (as the near-blind puma would be able to tell you if he could talk).
So one more piece of advice for maximum enjoyment of the zoo: go on Mondays, when there's nearly noone around, and definitely don't go on Saturdays or Sundays when the place is usually packed.
Written 4 February 2016
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bolivianmuchachita
Barcelona, Spain31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
The zoo in La Paz is at 30 minutes away from the downtown. It's no so big but there is an bbq area ideal for spending time with the family and/or friends.
Written 18 December 2015
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Linda F
La Paz, Bolivia143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
A nice one-day, or half day excursion from La Paz also with children's. You can find games for children's in the zoo. The whole area is arranged to receive visitors also for lunch especially weekend and public holidays
Written 21 November 2015
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