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Chorros de Milla Zoo

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Address: Avenida Chorros de Milla, Merida 5101, Venezuela
Phone Number:
+58 274-2443864
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00

One of Merida's most-visited attractions, the Chorros de Milla Zoo is a...

One of Merida's most-visited attractions, the Chorros de Milla Zoo is a home to nearly 150 species of animals.

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Small zoo, big park

Great trails with small waterfalls. Cages are small, but the animals are well treated. We take our grand kids a few times a year.

Reviewed 29 June 2015
Lon L
Merida, Venezuela
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Caracas, Venezuela
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48 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

before It was a great zoo. Now it deserves more. Some animals are very thin. They have one of the two condors in Merida.

Thank Luis P
Bogota, Colombia
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

There are nice waterfalls and trails at the far end of the zoo. However, the cages in which the animals live are TINY!! They have an adult jaguar in a cage the size of our hotel bathroom, and the other animals are treated the same. The park should be open for hiking and exploring, but the animals should not be... More 

Thank Carolarolyn
Merida, Venezuela
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The zoo is not in good conditions...dry areas and it looks like the animals are not well taken care of.

Thank BlackyVen
Merida, Venezuela
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

Great trails with small waterfalls. Cages are small, but the animals are well treated. We take our grand kids a few times a year.

Thank Lon L
Merida, Venezuela
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

nice go to the zoo an visit whit the family excellent there are very good animals and snakes you can enjoys the nice view and wander waterfalls.

Thank Elgose I
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2013

It's a cute little zoo that has all your basic zoo animals. But that's about it. The zoo was nice to see but it didn't take long to see all of it.

Thank Vivi_55_C
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

If you want to spend a morning, afternoon or even a full day, you can go there and see the animals. The climate is nice, so you can enjoy your time there.

1 Thank oliverbejarano
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2012

The escaped animals were the best. A beautiful setting.

1 Thank jason c
Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2011

I lived in Mérida for several years and went to Chorros de Milla a couple of times (mostly for work-related issues). Although the park has tried hard to make it a better place for the animals, these live in very precarious conditions, typical of zoos in developing countries. If you care for animal welfare, then you shouldn't go there. It... More 

3 Thank dharma22
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2007

I rated our experience as "terrible" because I really really felt awful about most of the animals in this zoo. The landscaping is great, the place is clean, but most of the enclosures are RIDICULOUSLY SMALL. Several of the large cats had cages no more than 2 or 3 body lengths across, with barren concrete floors and steel mesh walls.... More 

1 Thank FeroxCH

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