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Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico)

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Address: Artigas y Av Primer presidente, Asuncion, Paraguay
Phone Number: +595 21 290269
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Unless I missed them the botanical gardens only seemed to have trees and shrubs with very few flowers. The zoo was upsetting as the animals did not have much space. It is a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
JosephineSalvador
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Unless I missed them the botanical gardens only seemed to have trees and shrubs with very few flowers. The zoo was upsetting as the animals did not have much space. It is a difficult decision whether to visit a Zoo or not. My money helps feed the animals but when you visit a zoo like this you realise that giving... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a very well cared garden in Asuncion worth paying the entry fee for parking -about a dollar or two- and you can stroll under the shade of nice trees and flowers. I was surprised to find out that many people skip this place for other free green areas, but this is one is worth spending an afternoon. There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

It is a good place to discover in Asunción... it is a big park to spend some time or play outdoor sports. In the Zoo you can check usual animals and must look for Elephant, lions, tigers, hippo and more local species...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Leopard, jaguar, panther, lion, lioness, leopard (not a cheetah if you can distinguish), fox and tiger are all in the same zoo. You can see black cartoon bird with big yellow beak "toco toucan" in this zoo. Also there are local animals that are not acquainted, such as tapir. All the names are not written and the written things are... More 

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South America
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2015

We weren't sure what to expect from the zoo after reading other reviews here, so we were pleasantly surprised. It was quiet during the week but even as the first people there we felt very safe walking around (they've installed cameras and there are lots of staff around too). Some of the animals' cages have room for improvement but in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2014 via mobile

The zoo has started a reorganization and improvement project of all cages. They're getting bigger and greener! Also, from now on all the animals' main characteristics are explained on signs.

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Farum, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

More like a big park in city. Lots of kids running around playing football. Very few plants marked with species name, not really a botanical garsen. Anyway, probably the most and only peaceful place in Asuncion city.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

The park is a very nice place to come and walk around. I love the old summer residence of president Lopez, the bird life, the trees and flours... But this is also a zoo with badly treated animals in small dirty cages fed with whatever leftovers the zoo has. In the zoo, there is also a museum with animals stuffed... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

The botanical garden and zoo is a very large park with many kilometres of trails, a natural history museum, a forest reserve, camping and a few other places to see including something called Casa Alta that was closed for renovations when I was there. The entire place seems well maintained with workers actively improving the zoo and gardens. There is... More 

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Broadway, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

Compared to the Botanical Gardens say in Rio, this more like a very large city park that happens to have a small zoo, an out-dated natural history museum (very small), and a few pleasant flower gardens. My husband and I enjoyed a stroll here with our daughter who we had not seen in several months. It was a wonderful place... More 

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