Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro (Zoomat)

Zoológico Miguel Álvarez del Toro (Zoomat) information

Tuxtla Gutiérrez , Mexico
Street Calz Cerro Hueco s/n
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adult/child M$60/20, adult before 10am Wed-Sun M$30, free Tue
Opening hours
8:30am-4:30pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Chiapas, with its huge range of natural environments, has the highest concentration of animal species in North America, including several varieties of big cat, 1200 butterfly species and more than 600 birds. About 180 of these species, many of them in danger of extinction, are found in relatively spacious enclosures at Tuxtla’s excellent zoo. Beasts you’ll see here include ocelots, jaguars, pumas, tapirs, red macaws, toucans, snakes, spider monkeys and three species of crocodile.

Most interpretive materials are in both English and Spanish. To get to the zoo take a Ruta 60 ‘Zoológico’ colectivo (M$6, 20 minutes) from the corner of 1a Calle Oriente Sur and 7a Avenida Sur Oriente. A taxi from the center is M$40.