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Miguel Alvarez del Toro Zoo (ZOOMAT)

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Bulevar Samuel Leon Brinois, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
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What a Zoo Should Be

Huge enclosures here, from many of which the animals could seemingly come and go. Natural setting... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Barb S
Central Oregon, Oregon
Great zoo experience and one of the highlights of Tuxtla

The zoo is highly prized by the citizens of Tuxtla. The zoo is kind of basic but you do get to see... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
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Bulevar Samuel Leon Brinois, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Huge enclosures here, from many of which the animals could seemingly come and go. Natural setting and foliage ensures cool temps in warm weather. The founder's love and attention is obvious to those who visit.

Thank Barb S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The zoo is highly prized by the citizens of Tuxtla. The zoo is kind of basic but you do get to see some local animals. I am not a fan of zoo's in particular but certainly would recommend it to somebody that has a few...More

Thank Pupasaurus
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a 2.5KM walking zoo at Tuxtla Gutierrez, good for an afternoon with the kids, but consider wildlife for the zoo is focus on local animals, so it might be something different and interesting, but nature is also something to appreciate.

Thank Jose Manuel G
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Normally the things you wait to see in a zoo are the elephants, rhinoceros, giraffes and that kind of animals. This zoo it's very differen that others here don't exist that animals but exist the local animals. The ZooMAT it's the perfect place to enjoy...More

Thank DidDier C
Reviewed 6 October 2016

It said in the guide book that this was worth 'half a day'. I didn't want to leave at all having spent all day there. What the visitor has to realise is that the founder, seing the way things wre going even in the 1940s,...More

Thank Jacqui F
Reviewed 19 September 2016

this was just your typical zoo, nothing too exciting or noteworthy. entrance was free the day that i went :)

Thank anarquista_cg
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is one of the best zoos I've attended. Exhibitions centralize on the local Chiapas fauna. Setting is gorgeous and animals roam free in their exhibit space. Some of the them such as deer, monkey and guaqueques (rodent type mammals) roam free. Great for kids...More

Thank mpls_boy
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This was our second visit to Tuxtla Zoo and is a great place to spend a few hours wandering around the shaded paths. There are numerous animals to see and the Zoo appears well maintained. Entry costs are low and is perfect for the whole...More

Thank Natalie19805
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We took our children to this zoo on a very hot summer day and it was a great experience!. The dense foliage provides relief from the Chiapas heat as well as creating a tropical oasis in the middle of a huge city. I really forgot...More

Thank jespi
Reviewed 9 June 2016

What i like most about this Zoo is walking in the shadow of the great vegetation we found there. The Zoo is a nice place to visit only if you have enough time on your trip. A Zoo is a zoo even tough the particularity...More

Thank Clao74
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