Jardín Zoológico

Jardín Zoológico information

Location
Buenos Aires , Argentina
Address
cnr Avs General Las Heras & Sarmiento
Telephone
+54 11 4011 9900
More information
www.zoobuenosaires.com.ar
Prices
adult/child AR$180/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun Oct-Mar, to 5pm Apr-Sep
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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.