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Address: Acesso Oeste, Km 58 | Lujan, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lujan, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 2323 43-5738
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El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en un...

El Zoologico de Lujan abrio sus puertas un 24 de noviembre de 1994, en un principio la coleccion inicial de ejemplares de la fauna silvestre y domestica estaba integrada por un mono, dos burros, dos pony, llamas y ciervos, una pareja de leones y pavos reales.

Luego, se comenzo a recibir muchas especies provenientes de donaciones, canjes con otras especies y compras a criaderos de fauna, en especial aves, mirlos y guacamayos.

El predio ubicado en el historico partido que le da su nombre, sobre el acceso oeste ocupa una superficie de 15 hectareas conformando un amplio espacio natural con una particular fisonomia determinada por los sectores arbolados que lo caracterizan y donde el publico encuentra un lugar para disfrutar de la naturaleza, contemplar e interactuar con algunas especies de animales y vivir momentos de convivencia familiar en ese entorno.

Se trata de un zoologico donde los animales conviven con los humanos desde su nacimiento y todo el transcurso de su vida, lo que se logra mediante un dedicado proceso de amansamiento que fue lo que caracterizo a este zoologico desde su fundacion.

Rememorar los tiempos pasados y el vivir el presente, nos llevan a mencionar historias de amor a los animales, historias de trabajo en equipo, un enorme entusiasmo por hacer las cosas de modo diferente y el de colocar al parque entre uno de los mejores zoologicos de la Argentina. Adoptando los cuatro principios u objetivos que rigen la actividad de los zoologicos modernos -recreacion, educacion para la conservacion, investigacion y conservacion de las especies- tiende a convertirse en un centro de conservacion de grandes felinos amenazados no solo de America sino del mundo entero y donde la gran cantidad de pumas, tigres y leones que forman parte del plantel zoologico, producto de los planes de reproduccion que se llevan a cabo en la institucion, aseguran la existencia de un banco genetico de especimenes que en algun momento de la historia de estos grandes felinos, podra ser un reservorio que asegure la supervivencia de estas especies en peligro de extincion.

A 19 anos de existencia, el Zoologico de Lujan no solo se ha convertido en un lugar de alto atractivo para los visitantes provenientes de toda la Argentina, sino que ha trascendido fronteras al ser reconocido internacionalmente con visitantes provenientes no solo de los paises limitrofes sino de otros continentes que lo visitan atraidos por la modalidad de manejo que se practica con nuestros ejemplares.

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Pleasant close encounter with Lions and Tigers

We were 50/50 about visiting the zoo, the locals had told us to avoid the zoo because of the poor conditions and bad press. I was traveling with my partner's mum who was really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 September 2016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive collection of cats all of them in tiny cages, under medication, a very sad spectacle, I can not believe in 2016 there is a "famous" zoo in this condition. Some animals are fed with leftovers from restaurants, food not meant for them ... I strongly recommend not to go !

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

After reading previous reviews about the treatment of the animals at Lujan zoo we were skeptical about visiting but I try to keep an open mind. I have say that we felt that the animals are very well cared for, there was no sign of malnutrition or drugging, animals do what animals do, they sleep whilst it's hot. The keepers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

That is the only zoo I know where you can touch lions, tigers and other animals without any risk. Unforgettable experience!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were 50/50 about visiting the zoo, the locals had told us to avoid the zoo because of the poor conditions and bad press. I was traveling with my partner's mum who was really interested in going to see the lions and tigers so we decided to go mid-week when we had no other plans in Buenos Aires. We took... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Yo can see and touch the animal and sometimes even feed them!!! Lions, Ligers, Tigers, Elephants, Bears and many others. Totally recommended and is not expensive!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Took a photo with a lion, lioness and tiger, played with baby lions, parrot, iguana and fed an elephant and camel and got up close to a bear. You will have once in a lifetime experiences here that you wouldn't get anywhere else in the world. One of the highlights of the trip. Tips: take cash and get a sube... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Of course zoos are always a little sad, after all the animals are not at their natural habitat! But this place looked very nice. It is possible to pet baby lions, large lions and tigers. They also have monkeys, bears, elephants, sea lions and bears! It was a very fun experience, specially to be able to get to know the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Lujan Zoo is a place you enter wanting to love, but leave feeling like you've witnessed a mix of beauty and cruelty. I've been there three times, most recently yesterday. Each time it became more apparent that while some animals are well cared for, others are locked into small cages reminiscent of the old U.S. zoos before cages and steels... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

It's not a big zoo, but you can pet and feed wild animals! Bring a good camera and walking shoes, better if accompanied.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

The zoo is gigantic, but the cages where animals live are incredibly small. They say they "walk" them so they don't get bored inside, but anyway it is horrible to see all the stressed behaviour inside or outside the cage. We went there without knowing the animals are so mistreated, ALL OF THEM!!! sometimes it reminds you a bad and... More 

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