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“A must see in Asuncion”

Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico)
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Leopard, jaguar, panther, lion, lioness, leopard (not a cheetah if you can distinguish), fox and tiger are all in the same zoo. You can see black cartoon bird with big yellow beak "toco toucan" in this zoo. Also there are local animals that are not acquainted, such as tapir. All the names are not written and the written things are only Spanish, so I dont know many of them's names.
Natural beauty is incredible as all around Asuncion known as the green capital

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Reviewed 25 February 2015

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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Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

The zoo has started a reorganization and improvement project of all cages. They're getting bigger and greener! Also, from now on all the animals' main characteristics are explained on signs.

2  Thank Arthuro S
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Reviewed 1 October 2014

More like a big park in city. Lots of kids running around playing football. Very few plants marked with species name, not really a botanical garsen. Anyway, probably the most and only peaceful place in Asuncion city.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

The park is a very nice place to come and walk around. I love the old summer residence of president Lopez, the bird life, the trees and flours...

But this is also a zoo with badly treated animals in small dirty cages fed with whatever leftovers the zoo has. In the zoo, there is also a museum with animals stuffed so amateurish, that you cannot help feeling sorry for the hardly recognizable animals.

4 star park
1 star zoo

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