Serpentario Tropifauna Madre de Dios

Serpentario Tropifauna Madre de Dios, Puerto Maldonado: Hours, Address, Serpentario Tropifauna Madre de Dios Reviews: 3/5

Serpentario Tropifauna Madre de Dios

Serpentario Tropifauna Madre de Dios
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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BeachyNairobi
Nairobi58 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
This place should be closed down. We had come from seeing animals in the rainforest and thought this place might be informative about, well, serpents. Terrible caged animals in squalid conditions. Anacondas lying in small plastic bowls of water. The whole experience was shocking. Please don't go.
Written 16 November 2019
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Alexandria2015
Alexandria, VA39 contributions
Jun 2018 • Family
We (12. 17) had visited a great serpentario in Costa Rica and thought this one would be similar. It was heartbreaking. Even the kids were horrified and aware of the terrible conditions the animals are in. Water snakes were kept in buckets of water. Local mammals were in inadequate cages. When I asked about the animals, I was told that they are rescued, but there is no rehabilitation center, or anything. Our taxi driver told us that when locals find animals, they bring them here. Don't go. Had I known about the conditions, I would never have supported such place with my money.
Written 6 August 2018
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lucy_tibble
Cusco, Peru43 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
I visited here as a last minute trip at the end of the day and it was getting dark so it was a quick trip. I got there and the staff were friendly and helpful. However, the conditions the animals were being kept in broke my heart. There were big cats being kept in cages smaller than my bedroom at home which I think is awful. The tortoises were poorly treated clearly and had no room. The snakes were basically kept in boxes with an unfilled pool of water and, if they were lucky, a log. Stuffed animals there which was like a horror movie. Overall, all the animals need to be treated better or released as this is not good enough. I felt terrible that I had even visited the place and gave them my money, I do not recommend visiting here. I have attached pictures to this review to highlight the conditions they were kept in.
Written 22 April 2018
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Luis M
San Francisco, CA558 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
It was nice to see some of the animals from the region. It was free. Probably with a little bit of money charged to visitors, the place could have an upgrade. We have a good time anyway.
Written 23 February 2018
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Dianalex2022
london14 contributions
Aug 2017
Animals in poor condition are kept in small, often dirty cages. It's a very sad place in a town where tours to the jungle offer the best of nature.
This is obviously a tourist trap with a very old-fashion of a zoo as jail.
Written 28 August 2017
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Eingana85
Poznan, Poland6 contributions
Jun 2017
As we found ourselves in Puerto Maldonado with a whole day to kill, Serpentario was suggested as a good place to visit. We were told this is a place where injured and/or abandoned animals are nurtured back to health and then released back into wild but I find that hard to believe.

This place looks like a zoo struggling with finanses. Fully grown, healthy animals are kept in bare, too small cages in direct proximity to visiting people - how can animals survive in the wild after getting used to human presence, regular feeding etc?

Python is taken out of its cage whenever someone wants to have photo with it.

Animals are really cute - we loved tucan especially - but the poor conditions they are in can make you really depressed. I hope this place gets more funding in future.
Written 22 July 2017
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aaanja
Pratteln, Switzerland24 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
it was horrible to see in how tiny cages the snakes had to live in. they only had about one branche and news paper on the ground. also the other animals were in bad condition. we left as soon as possible.
Written 11 May 2017
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CFEIII
Austin, TX4,540 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
Slipped by here to see what I could see, Did get a good picture of an Ocelot. Sadly, like most zoos, the animals seem sad in their tiny cages.
Written 12 December 2016
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Ali S
Dallas, TX92 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
I actually enjoyed this little sanctuary. Mostly snakes and reptiles, a few Macaws, a baby leopard, etc. You can even see an anaconda. It cost about $6 dollars to get in (very reasonable) and maybe $2.00 to take a picture with the beautiful boa constrictor if your up for it :)

The tour guide is not great at English, so be prepared, but I'm sure you can figure things out as you walk by. Descriptions are all on the wall.

I give it an A. Staff is very friendly, and a good place to go for an hour if you have time to waste.
Written 12 September 2016
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blondie62884
Saint Paul, MN55 contributions
Apr 2016 • Solo
I chose solo as the type of visit however I came here with my mother; we are both adults. We came here on a private guided tour of the Puerto Maldonado area with a guide our hotel arranged for us. What I really liked about this place is that, according to our guide, every type of animal/snake/fish/insect/butterfly is native to this area. There are live animals and serpents and fish in cages as well as many preserved artifacts. It is a relatively small place yet displays a wide range of animals.
Written 5 April 2016
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