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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a waste of time & money. Should be shut down given the conditions the animals live in. Went for frog exhibit which was so poorly done. Staff aloof. Skip.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Joy733
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible zoo. Good with their frogs but that's it. The cages arw small with no place to hide. The jaguar cage has no stimulation and is not big enough for the two cats that live there. They had a coyote dog hybrid in a teeny...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank randomcomplaining
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had mixed feelings after visiting the zoo. It was a nice setting, very green, and there were a lot of animals, but the conditions under which some of them were kept was not good. The cages with gaze floors for some of the birds,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Camar D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was afraid of what I might find there, but was really upset by the conditions in particular of the jaguars who had absolutely nowhere to shelter from human gaze let alone anywhere for this shy animal to retreat to. They were panting in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MettiChania_Crete
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a terrible zoo the animals are in bad shape they're in need of intense support and care. This so-called zoo appears to be a breeding ground for chickens. The cages are too small the entire zoo needs to be condemned and fit to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

We went in February with a 4yr old and 1 yr old (that can walk). This a a nice zoo that was kept up. We all enjoyed the wide selection of birds and native animals. They had some very active monkeys that "put on a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tsd07
Reviewed 10 January 2019 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
1  Thank Gandalf0801
Reviewed 7 January 2019 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 3 January 2019 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 30 December 2018

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
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lambkin21
12 January 2016|
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Response from Oregonio |
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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