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“Weekend place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zoologico de Guayllabamba

Zoologico de Guayllabamba
Quito, Ecuador
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Weekend place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

A very entertaining visit to see animals, nature and enjoy the sounds of nature. If you go with children is an excellent place to spend a Saturday or a sunday.

Visited September 2012
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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not Wow”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

I didn't like the state in which the animals are. I personally don't like zoos as animals are not living in their natural habitats. The space in the zoo is so small that the animals are really close to the people and there are no 'wow' creatures.

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Quito, Ecuador
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Zoologico de Guayllabamba”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I loved visiting this zoo! The majority of the exhibits are of animals native to different parts of Ecuador, and it was a really nice demonstration of the great biodiversity Ecuador has. It's just a short drive outside of the Quito, and the landscape is very beautiful. In addition to the great range of animals at the zoo, there were also many beautiful plants. I doubtlessly would like to return in the near future. A visit to this zoo was a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Visited July 2012
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Quito, Ecuador
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Exceeded Expectations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

Sometimes called the "Quito Zoo", it's well outside of Quito in Guayllabamba. The drive north takes you through an arid valley along the Panamericana. Upon arrival, we were sweetly surprised by how well run the zoo was and the kids frequently want to return.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Jeff C
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Surrey
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133 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“At least it was something different”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2012

Get the Metro bus to Ofelia bus station, 15 cents for ½ hour ride and then the ask for the Guayllabamba bus letting the driver know you want the Zoologico, about 90 cents for 1 hour. He lets you off beside some pick up trucks and it is US$1.50 for 5 mins to the Zoo, (don't walk, it's 1½ miles up and down). The Zoo itself has some interesting inmates; a tigrillo, leopard, condors, frogs, monkeys, lots more etc and is reasonably well set out. The bears were bored pacing around. A lot could be done here to make this place excellent. There is a cafe but it might or might not be open.
The bus ride is worth the journey though, you get to see a lot of the countryside and how people really live. Leaving the Zoo you need to 'phone the pickup trucks or ask one when they come to pick someone else up. If you wait and hope you could be some time.

Visited May 2012
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