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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden

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Address: El Valle de Anton, Panama
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US$150.00*
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Anton Valley and Nispero Zoo Day Trip from Panama City
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US$125.00*
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Day Trip to Anton Valley from Panama City
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Day Trip to Anton Valley: Hiking, Hot Springs and Nispero Zoo

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Beautiful Small Zoo

I enjoy checking out zoos and find that the smaller the zoo the closer you can get to the animals. This zoo and garden was no exception. I was amazed at the number of birds that... read more

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San Pedro, Belize
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San Pedro, Belize
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy checking out zoos and find that the smaller the zoo the closer you can get to the animals. This zoo and garden was no exception. I was amazed at the number of birds that were in the zoo. It is very small, and is a long way from Panama, but if you head to the valley for a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Horrible. The animals are kept in really tiny cages. I read in the reviews that I shouldnt go... why didnt I listen?? Its possible to see these animals in other places! DONT GO HERE!! really Horrible experience and I felt so bad for the animals (even though Im not an animal lover). There are no clear paths, you just walk... More 

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Thank Kaos M
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely zoo considering it is a charity and not funded by Panama. A great range of animals, ranging from Polish chickens to sloths and a range of birds. The chickens, ducks and other little farm animals were running free throughout the Zoo, which made it quite a unique experience to other zoos

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a huge fan of zoos but this was included in our full day tour. We did love the frog exhibit.

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Thank AnneLondon_11
Portland, Oregon
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Most of the animals we saw were in dirty, barren cages. The raccoon exhibited extreme stress by manically darting back and forth in front of the cage cars. The two jaguars were in a barren cage with no visible shelter and simply lay there staring ahead. The rabbits were in wire cages suspended above the ground. I would never, ever... More 

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Murdunna, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I was horrified by this experience. I found it really depressing.So many animals kept in very small cages so humans can gawk at them! Pacing too and fro was a common sight - typical 'caged behaviour'. Many birds, such as the ostrich, had almost no feathers left on their bodies. A horrific experience. Our reason for going to this zoo... More 

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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Well, I can only say: don't visit this place. I really don't know why we finally went there. There wasn't really anything good to show to our children and the only educational purpose this visit at the end had, was to show the kids that keeping animals in such bad conditions stinks (litteraly it was stinking in almost all the... More 

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Thank GeckoTrail
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

When we arrived, we weren't sure, but when we got inside, it was so great, a lot of animals, lots of flowers, it was wonderful !

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Thank cbeaus0leil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Our one year old had a blast here. Animals are well cared for and there is a lot of grass space for the kids to run and play.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I enjoyed seeing the many animals especially the tapirs. I am very disappointed in the sizes of cages for many of the animals. The jaguars had little space, the peacocks could not even spread out their wings. I would much rather see a place that rescues animals then releases them. Zoos in US have large places for animals to roam.... More 

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