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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden

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El Valle de Anton, Panama
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El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is one of the more depressing zoos I've been too. Allegedly the animals are all rescues. I have no basis upon which to confirm or deny the claim. It is very popular with tourists and locals alike. I think it might be the only...More

Thank mullydad
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We did visit this place and were not very impressed. It is a nice walk, a bit run down. Friendly people who try their best. Very low entrance fee, so just in order to help, we kindly recommend a visit.

Thank R P
Reviewed 10 December 2016

You get to see animals that you can only find in tropical places.Really wonderful experience, mostly if you have kids.

Thank cewb11
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not a zoo like you might be used to in the US, but certainly a good collection of animals from the LATAM region and some from around the world. My favorite was the various birds, some of which were telling me 'hola!'. Toucans and macaws,...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The zoo was fantastic! It looked very nice and the way it was set-up it never felt crowded. Perfect for taking children and enjoying beautiful views around. Its very laid back and the zoo is more open then seeing caged up animals.

Thank Pstoj84
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Even though the animal are in cage, the place where the zoo is situated is wonderful. They also have a frog's room which is really nice. Kids always enjoy this places.

Thank Maylin R
Reviewed 8 October 2016

this is a great place to take the kids for nice afternoon. They had lots of local animals including the famous Golden Frogs which are in a special section.

Thank maria6804
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The property itself is great a lot of beautiful plants, but the conditions for the animals are just poor. Big birds in dirty and tiny cages. I was shocked that something as pittyfull as this can be allowed here.

Thank JakobSchmidt
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

El Nispero Zoo was a lovely day trip for the family. We have a 6 y/o and a 1 y/o. The zoo is very shaded which is nice for hot Panamanian days! They have ducks, pheasants, chickens, jaguars, monkeys, birds, pigs, turtles, sheep, crocodiles and...More

Thank tampaiges
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I spent most of my time capturing the beautiful grounds. I only saw one worker feeding the frogs...no where else. The cages were dirty. The Leopards seemed out-of-place. I had the impression that this was NOT a professionally run zoo, either private or public.

Thank retiredinmexic0
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Response from lambkin21 |
What do you mean by confiscated by the Government please? thanks Kathy