We weren't sure what to expect from the zoo after reading other reviews here, so we were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet during the week but even as the first people there we felt very safe walking around (they've installed cameras and there are lots of staff around too). Some of the animals' cages have room for improvement but in general the animals seemed to be well looked after. They have a great selection of animals that are native to Paraguay and South America, plus impressive tigers and an elephant too. The staff are friendly and there were quite a few families with kids there. Entry was 7000 PYG per adult, which is less than £1 by the current exchange rate—bargain.
Two things to be aware of: the zoo has a pretty haphazard layout and is bigger than it initially appears with poor signposting. Also, definitely take water and bug spray with you as there isn't anywhere inside to buy refreshments.
Can't comment much on the Botanical Gardens as we were so hot and thirsty by the time we'd finished with the zoo that we left. They seem lovely, though more like a park than gardens as other reviewers have mentioned.
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