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Jardín Zoológico information
Set on 18 hectares, Buenos Aires’ Jardín Zoológico is a decent zoo, housing over 350 species – many in ‘natural’ and good-sized animal enclosures. On sunny weekends it’s packed with families enjoying the large green spaces and artificial lakes. Some of the buildings housing the animals are impressive; check out the elephant house. An aquarium, a monkey island, reptile house and large aviary are other highlights; a few special exhibits (like the sea lion show or carousel) cost extra.
The zoo is noted for having successfully bred condors and white tigers, and for having an educational farm with petting zoo for the kids. Waterfowl, Patagonian hares, nutria (semi-aquatic rodents) and feral cats roam wild.