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Address: La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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506 433 8989
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds...

While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.

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Rescue Animal Zoo

Excellent & a natural environment for birds, animals etc; a great way to spend the better part of the day!! The admission fee for tourists was inflated.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 March 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Excellent & a natural environment for birds, animals etc; a great way to spend the better part of the day!! The admission fee for tourists was inflated.

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Pasadena, Texas
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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

The title of this place is a zoo but it is really an animal rescue. They take in animals that have been harmed, can't survive in the wild, or are illegally obtained, smuggled, etc. It is neat to visit because you can see native animals up close and you are supporting their rescue efforts by going there.

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Onalaska
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Lots of birds from the country. I've never been that close to a Toucan. We visited it 2 times in our 6 week in Costa Rica. It's unfortunate that the animals are there due to being confiscated by being owned illegally, been hurt in some way or on the endangered list. The zoo has given them a wonderful sanctuary. We... More 

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Cornwall, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

The zoo was just a few minutes from our place at hotel la Rosa America. It was great, $12 to get in, wide paved sidewalks, and good info on the flora and fauna. we took 2 1/2 hrs to complete the walk. Ate at the adjacent restaurant Daves very good.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015

This Zoo is located close to the hotel we stayed at in Alajuela. Initially a bird rescue center, now also a zoo with other animals. I recommend it. Many trails, self guided. Has a small restaurant, good food.

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Hawaii
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

A great little zoo that features not only some wonderful native Birds but Cats, Monkeys and others, too. They rehabilitate many animals which I believe is how they started. Your visit will help them get the word out about the illegal bird trade and poaching of native species. Don't miss it!

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Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

I loved that Zoo as it is nice way to see indigenous animals from Costa Rica from Sloth, Birds, Crocodile, Coati, Monkey, Anteaters..And you will get a nice walk in a woody, shaddy quiet place. What I liked is to learn that they are buying pieces of lands in Costa Rica so large animal like Anteaters can live peacefully. If... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

The zoo is $20 for tourists. It is fairly nice, and scenic. Takes about 1.5 - 2 hours to see. A fair trip for the money , and close to the La Rosa De America hotel.

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

We really enjoyed this zoo. I don't particularly like seeing caged animals and birds but these are being rescued and rehabilitated. It brings you up close to toucans, mountain lions, crocodiles, monkeys, parrots and many other birds and animals. Take a few hours. There is a reasonable restaurant on site as well with peacocks providing entertainment.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

We very much enjoyed our visit there. They are extremely respectfull of animals and nature in general. They are very knowlegeable: we spent time asking questions to one of the employee who was very happy to explain many things about the life of anteaters and what they do to reintegrate them in the wild.

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