The pre-Hispanic origins of this zoo date back to when the Aztec Nezahualcóyotl created this area for the population to ... More
Parque Zoológico de Chapultepec
The pre-Hispanic origins of this zoo date back to when the Aztec Nezahualcóyotl created this area for the population to enjoy the flora and fauna. It was meant not only for entertainment but also for medicinal, artistry, food provision and religious purposes. Today around 2,000 animals of some 260 species consider these 17 hectares (42 acres) their natural habitat. Different biospheres have been recreated to make these guests feel more at home. Temperate woods of conifer trees shield the bears, deer and wolves; there are pastures for herbivores and deserts of arid and semiarid regions for other creatures; the Arctic tundra for the polar bears and even a coastal shore for sea lions. This is also the home of the Russian pandas, which were the first to produce offspring in captivity.
The animals were exciting, staff was friendly. anybody would enjoy it. my kids loved the jaguars, and especially the giant pandas. My wife and I especially enjoyed how friendly the staff was to our 3 kids.
The Chapultepec Zoo is one of the best zoos in latinamerica. It is home of several endangered species like the Giant Panda, the Mexican Wolf and the Jaguar. In the zoo you will be able to find all kinds of exotic birds, African wildlife, all kinds of insects in the "Mariposario", and beautiful and dangerous raaptiles in the herpetarium. The zoo is also a research center for wildlife and an important educational tool for students of all ages.
Even more, there is no entrance fee, and it is open from 9a.m. to 4p.m., from Tuesday to Sunday.
Really, a must-see.
Located in the old historical center of the city, in what were once the confines of the Sexta Inspección police
department, this museum displays the history of the local police and security forces. The permanent collection covers the period ...
Part of the Panteón Civil de Dolores, this cemetery is found close to the entrance, and contains the remains of
some of the most illustrious men to have lived in Mexico. The headstones are arranged in a double circle, ...
The Castillo de Chapultepec was built between 1780 and 1790, constructed on top of an Aztec fortress with panoramic views
of the city. The gardens surrounding the palace were designed by Empress Carlota during the French occupation and offer ...