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Mayagüez Zoo

Mayagüez Zoo

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Mayagüez, 00682, Puerto Rico
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If you’re traveling with children, the zoo in Mayaguez ought to be on your to do list. Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo (formal name “Parque Nacional Zoologico de Puerto Rico Dr. Juan A. ... Read more
Rivero”) is a small 45 acre park but well worth the visit. On a hot day it offers a cool shaded activity with educational value for your children. The zoo is managed by the Compañia of Parques Nacionales.Dr. Juan A. Rivero is located in the municipality of Mayaguez, a two hour trip by car from San Juan. The zoo is home to a wide range of animals with over 600 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods, making the drive down to the island’s less tourist-packed western coast all the more worthwhile.One of the largest draws for locals tends to be the large mammals, including hippos, rhinos, and tigers, among many others not normally found roaming this small Caribbean island. The beloved Mundi the elephant is perhaps the best known of these animals, popular among Puerto Rico’s schoolchildren who come to visit from all over the island.Recent additions to the zoo include an aviary as well as an insect museum. At the aviary, a large area enclosed by netting, visitors are able to walk among the birds along a raised pathway. The zoo also boasts a “mariposario,” a similar exhibit where butterflies fly freely and perch on lucky visitors.

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Oviedo, Florida

YOU WANT A PLACE TO ENJOY WITH FAMILY? THE MAYAGUEZ ZOO HAS A LOT OF BEAUTIFUL SPOT TO TAKE PICTURES, AND ENJOY WITH WITH YOUR KIDS

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Gainesville, Florida

Great place to enjoy different animals species and learn about our tropical nature environment.

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If you’re traveling with children, the zoo in Mayaguez ought to be on your to do list. Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo (formal name “Parque Nacional Zoologico de Puerto Rico Dr. Juan A. Rivero”) is a small 45 acre park but well worth the visit. On a hot day it offers a cool shaded activity with educational value for your children. The zoo is managed by the Compañia of Parques Nacionales.
Dr. Juan A. Rivero is located in the municipality of Mayaguez, a two hour trip by car from San Juan. The zoo is home to a wide range of animals with over 600 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods, making the drive down to the island’s less tourist-packed western coast all the more worthwhile.
One of the largest draws for locals tends to be the large mammals, including hippos, rhinos, and tigers, among many others not normally found roaming this small Caribbean island. The beloved Mundi the elephant is perhaps the best known of these animals, popular among Puerto Rico’s schoolchildren who come to visit from all over the island.
Recent additions to the zoo include an aviary as well as an insect museum. At the aviary, a large area enclosed by netting, visitors are able to walk among the birds along a raised pathway. The zoo also boasts a “mariposario,” a similar exhibit where butterflies fly freely and perch on lucky visitors.

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Good for kids

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Fun for the whole family.

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Only 30 minutes drive

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Austin, Texas, USA

I have never been there.

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