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Address: Pio Nono 289 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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We walked here from our hotel in Barrio Lastarria. There are plenty of bars with cold beer on the way. The zoo is VERY children friendly and you can get up close and personal... read more

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Santiago, Chile
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6 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Generally, zoos are pretty sad--except for San Diego. I have seen far worst, but still, this one is poorly maintained and the habitats are insufficient. However, the animals look kind of healthy for the most part.

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Springfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our hotel in Barrio Lastarria. There are plenty of bars with cold beer on the way. The zoo is VERY children friendly and you can get up close and personal with many of the animals which you cannot do in the US. There is a reduced rate for seniors. It is on a hill, so be... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, don't go during the hot summers because you have to climb up and down as the zoo isn't on a flat spot. Lots of variety of animal but so few of each of them. They all felt very unhappy, almost maltreated. Space for them is so so small, I felt terribly bad.. Also, most of them, should... More 

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Middleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked the zoo, it was blazing hot and water was readily available for sale. We saw the big animals tigers, lion, elephants and hippos. Most of the signs had english. The snakes didn't have good signs and a few exhibits were closed but overall was fantastic. The price was relatively cheap. Take the funicular for extra fun.

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Marietta, GA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Small zoo half-way up Cerro San Cristobal, you can take the fenicular or walk up the hill. In many of the enclosures we did not see any animals, and there were very few animals in the zoo overall. Most look sad in their small enclosures. There is a glass-enclosed viewing area next to the Giraffe feed so you can get... More 

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florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Conflicted whether to give it a rating of 1 for too small and "layout/design" or a 3 for doing the most they can w/ the allotted space and funding. This zoo is built on the side of a hill so considerable steps (and ramps) for people. Animal exhibits are mostly terraced. There are some nice city views due the elevation... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Enjoyed seeing the animals but not in those small enclosures. As an Australian I felt very sorry for the kangaroos being held in a small enclosure with no fresh grass and the emu all on his own. It made us sad. Seeing the native Chilean animals such as the Flamingo's was cool though although again I thought the Flamingo enclosure... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

As the main zoo in the city, I'm sure it's going to be a fun day out for the family, but truly this is one of the more saddening zoos I've been to in the world. It feels very outdated - little thought has been given to the environments the animals are in nor their ability to socialise and thrive.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went here on a whim on our way to Cerro San Cristobal and were glad we did! It's on the side of the hill so there are lots of hilly paths and you can kind of get lost - in a fun way - but I wouldn't recommend this zoo to people with mobility issues. Also, there's a little... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

the animals are in a terrible state. As australians, seeing the kangaroos freezing in snow with no protection was terrible. The tiny entry fee is great for locals but clearly not providing enough finances to give good shelter. I wont go again and I wont promote it.

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