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Zoologico Nacional de Chile

#57 of 514 things to do in Santiago Features Animals
Pio Nono 289 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile
+56 2 2730 1368
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Nandu and Pudu

An average zoo but there are some animal what is only live in Chile, for example Nandu and Pudu, or... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
peterbago
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Pecs, Hungary
old style zoo

This is your typical old style zoo, where the animals are in cages that are too small. These types... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
mtngirl38
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Canada
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  • Excellent28%
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  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
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Pio Nono 289 | Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Reviewed 2 days ago

An average zoo but there are some animal what is only live in Chile, for example Nandu and Pudu, or Humboldt Pinguin. The location is in the hill, so you can use funicular to reach the zoo, or walk but up to the hill, so...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is your typical old style zoo, where the animals are in cages that are too small. These types of zoo's depress me and I feel awful for the animals that are in there. If you are looking for something to do with the kids,...More

1  Thank mtngirl38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is not that big but it has nice collection of animal. And there is a nice small cable way which gives you a good view on Santiago valley and snowy mountains around.

Thank Jane O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is located next to the funicular, and is at four different levels along the mountain side. So it means you can look at the animals from above and below, whcih gives a quite nice view. Great to see all kind of animals Chile...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We stumbled across the zoo when walking about Santiago exploring. We decided to check it out. Price was quite reasonable. I think around $3.00 each. We spent a couple of hours wandering around. Quite interesting and lots of animals. Some different to what we seen....More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 26 February 2017

There are very few good zoos in the world. This place is 100% NOT one of them. The animal enclosures are far too small, so small that there is only space for one animal, making them very lonely. The animals show obvious signs of distress....More

1  Thank dora_aldridge
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I am an animal lover and love to visit animal parks, but there are a few zoo's which leave you feeling sad. This is exactly that kind of zoo! The animals all have tiny enclosures with no sign of enrichment. Most enclosures are only large...More

2  Thank ReviewBarracuda
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Generally, zoos are pretty sad--except for San Diego. I have seen far worst, but still, this one is poorly maintained and the habitats are insufficient. However, the animals look kind of healthy for the most part.

2  Thank Catherinedot
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We walked here from our hotel in Barrio Lastarria. There are plenty of bars with cold beer on the way. The zoo is VERY children friendly and you can get up close and personal with many of the animals which you cannot do in the...More

Thank authored
Reviewed 31 January 2017

First of all, don't go during the hot summers because you have to climb up and down as the zoo isn't on a flat spot. Lots of variety of animal but so few of each of them. They all felt very unhappy, almost maltreated. Space...More

1  Thank Melanie G
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481jade1
15 July 2015|
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Response from Abdul M | Reviewed this property |
Good afternoon. August is a good time to be at the zoo. The weather helps if you don´t mind the slight cold climate. It is actually fun and not hot and sticy. Here is a video from youtube about the polar bear hope this... More
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