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Puerto Vallarta Zoo: Showcasing Wild Nature

Alexis Velasco
Sep. 28, 2016
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The Puerto Vallarta Zoo (Zoológico de Vallarta, A.C.) is located in the community of Mismaloya on the South Shore. It was inaugurated in 2006 and features 1,500 mammal, bird and reptile inhabitants from 120 different species. Walking along its pathways provides a unique experience, particularly for those interested in local ecotourism and biodiversity, or just want to spend a family day in close contact with nature.

Given that the popular Puerto Vallarta attraction is celebrating its tenth anniversary, we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to visit and photograph some of their most impressive inhabitants.

Enjoy the gallery below!

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Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm

General Admission $10.00 USD ($150 MXN) per person (including children older than 2 years)

Getting there

Drive south along Carr. 200 until you reach Mismaloya, approximately 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s colonia Emiliano Zapata. At the entrance of Barceló Hotel, turn left and take the road that runs parallel to the river. Drive along and you’ll find the Puerto Vallarta Zoo in less than ten minutes.

Public Transportation

There’s a line of busses heading to Mismaloya that departs from the intersection of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes streets, in colonia Emiliano Zapata. The route has a stop right at the entrance of Barceló Hotel. Walk along the side road bordering the river and reach the Vallarta Zoo (which is located approximately 800 meters away).

The fare for a one-way trip is $8 MXN and busses come by approximately every 20 minutes.

 

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Eland Antelope (Taurotragus oryx). Stable situation.

 

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River Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). Vulnerable condition.

 

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African Lion (Panthera Leo). Vulnerable condition.

 

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Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia). Vulnerable condition.

 

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Jaguar (Herpailurus yaguarondi) and Leopard (Panthera pardus). Both in vulnerable condition. Stable situation.

 

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Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris). Endangered of extinction.

 

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Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao). Stable situation.

 

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Pink Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber). Endangered of extinction.

 

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Leopard (Panthera pardus). Vulnerable condition.

 

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Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis). Stable situation.

 

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Ostrich (Strathio camelus). Stable situation.

 

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A resting area features selfie-friendly views towards the Mismaloya mountains.

 

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The Puerto Vallarta Zoo features a parking lot with a capacity for 250 cars.

 

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For more information about the Puerto Vallarta Zoo, including donations and animal adoption programs, please call (322) 228-0501, email moc.l1716398308oa@at1716398308ralla1716398308vedoc1716398308igolo1716398308oz1716398308 or visit their Facebook Page.

 

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