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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The entire zoo is in very bad shape, animals are treated worse and are caged in extremely small ruined compartments. Social animals like monkeys and parrots are often caged in alone, facing isolation. Natural environment is mostly abandoned, the concrete basement is all over rotted....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gandalf0801
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cages are small the animals look depressed. They have a coyote who was running around in circles in his cage stressed out. The monkey also seemed anxious. We left there feeling sad and wanting to report them to an animal rescue.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Curlsandtea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$5 entry pp. Baby free. DON'T BRING A STROLLER. WEAR TENNIS SHOES. There's a lot of uneven, rocky paths, not great for stroller or sandals. Most animals seems healthy. A few look ready for a new home. Signs with arrows going all over, a little...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RoamingGypsy219
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The highlight of the zoo is a collection of local frogs and toads -- try spotting them all. The walk through the rest of the zoo is very pleasant, too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprise part of a group trip I took to the Anton Valley. The tour operator said it was an animal rescue, but it's clearly labelled a zoo. The peacock doesn't even have enough room to fully open his/her wings. Coyotes are pacing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fanny p
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

$5 entry we were warned this is more of a refuge for animals than a zoo. The distinct lack of anything green in the cages and mostly concrete along with rusty cages made it look sad. That said there are some nice animals to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melsy1
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed by how small the enclosures (just cages in most cases) of the animals were. At least two were pacing. There is a lot of variety though, and you can see the golden frogs this valley is famous for.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A beautiful Zoo in the middle of El Valle. You can get a box of food in the main entrance to feed some of the animals you see inside. For the kids is a very special place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank luiscleghorn
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Worst “zoo” I have ever visited. The quality of living for every single animal is so pitiful ! Cages are way too small and most of them don’t have any protection for rain or sun. We saw the 2 tapirs standing in nothing but mud....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the zoo. In visiting Panamá I looked forward to seeing the wildlife. This zoo offered a lot of Panamanian culture. They have an amazing bird area for the bird lovers. I highly recommend anyone in the area to check out the zoo. Only...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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lambkin21
12 January 2016|
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The Zoo el Nispero is a sanctuary for animals that were confiscated by the government authority. Every animal comes in "as-is." Because it's not a regular zoo, finances are hard to come by and are privately funded. Of... More
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