Mendoza Zoological Park, Mendoza

Mendoza Zoological Park, Mendoza

The Mendoza Zoological Park is the only zoo in Mendoza Province. It covers 48 hectares (120 acres) and has about 1,100 animals. The zoo was established in 1903 by the landscape architect Carlos Thays, who was also commissioned to design the Parque General San Martin. Construction works began the following year, during the government of Emilio Civit. Initially the zoo was located at the current school-home “Eva Peron”. There Carlos Thays constructed a building that would be used as a cage for lions. Ponds and roads were also built later.

The first animals arrived on May 18, 1903 donated by the city of Buenos Aires. The group included a zebu, 6 dogs, 6 guinea pigs and rabbits. New animals (also donated by the city of Buenos Aires) came in 1905 while construction work continued. This time, joined a lion, a bear, two monkeys, two parrots and a blue jay. In 1939 was taken the decision to relocate the zoo. The zoo was placed on the northeast slope of Cerro de la Gloria. Taking inspiration from various zoos around the world, the architect designed semi open enclosures that simulate natural habitats and provide enough space for animals, without bars or cages, just with different levels and building stone walls of the curvature of the hill. The zoo was officially reopened in 1941, covering 40 hectares (99 acres) and including 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) of paths and roads.
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Sight Name: Mendoza Zoological Park
Sight Location: Mendoza, Argentina
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 2  

Walking Tours in Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 1

Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 1

Mendoza General San Martín Park is a place perfectly designed for a healthy walk. The park, named after the famous Argentinian general, features 34 beautiful sculptures which line its paths and alleys. Take this tour to see the most interesting sights of “Parque General San Martín”.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Set at the heart of Argentina's wine-making region of Cuyo, Mendoza city was almost totally destroyed by the devastating earthquake of 1861. The ensued restoration efforts put in by the local authorities have resulted in a plethora of new magnificent landmarks, most of which are must-see attractions for every visitor. On this walk you will see what today's Mendoza is particularly famous for and proud of.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Mendoza Sightseeing Tour

Mendoza Sightseeing Tour

Mendoza is listed among the most popular Argentinian destinations. It has a lot to offer to its visitors, including architecture, museums, wineries, parks, squares, monuments and much more. This tour will show you the main sights in the Mendoza city center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Museums Walking Tour in Mendoza

Museums Walking Tour in Mendoza

Mendoza is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Argentina. The city is home to many interesting museums and galleries. This two-hour tour will take you to the most fascinating museums of Mendoza.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 2

Mendoza General San Martín Park Walk, Part 2

General San Martín Park is one of the most popular sights in Mendoza city. It attracts hundreds of tourists every day, not only because of the attractions found within the park, but also thanks to the harmonious structure of its roads and alleys, that turn every minute spent in the park into a pure pleasure. During this walking tour, you will visit Cuyo University museums, Mendoza Zoological Park, as well as the marvelous Monument to the Army of the Andes.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km
Mendoza Squares Walk

Mendoza Squares Walk

Mendoza is one of the most beautiful cities in Argentina. It is especially famous for beautiful parks and squares, each in its own, unique style. During this tour you will have a chance to visit and explore four symmetrical squares: Plaza San Martín, Plaza Chile, Plaza Italia, Plaza España, as well as the main city square - Plaza Independencia.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km