The main objective of this zoological park is to help to conserve the regional fauna and flora. A perfect place for learning ... More
Parque Zoológico Los Chorros de Milla
The main objective of this zoological park is to help to conserve the regional fauna and flora. A perfect place for learning and relaxing, it was established in 1958 under the name "Parque Público Los Chorros de Milla," and is managed by the local tourist office, the Corporación Merideña de Turismo (CORMETUR). It occupies ten hectares of misty forest, through which the Río Milla runs, to then cascade into a lagoon. Besides the zoo, there are also handicraft shops, hotels and restaurants.
OK, skip the big cat exhibits which are depressing, old-school zoo. But hike up the flights of stone stairs to see the little waterfalls (chorros) and spend lots of time watching the monkeys who are active and fun - some even know how to go in and out of their cage! We were the only non-Venezuelans in the zoo.
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 ...