City: Mexico City
Entity: Federal District of Mexico
Chapultepec Zoo is a Mexican zoo located in Chapultepec; it is one of four zoos near Mexico City, and the best known Mexican zoo. It was founded 6 July 1923 by Mexican biologist Alfonso Luis Herrera using donations from private citizens and governmental funds from the Ministry of Agriculture and Development, and also with funds from the Society of Biological Studies. The zoo is rather popular after a recent renovation begun in 1992 which took two years; estimates of its popularity range from 5.5 million visitors per year to as much as 8 million, who all come to see its large collection of over 2000 animals from more 200 different species. The Zoo especially is famous for its three female Giant Pandas, Xiu Hua, Shuan Shuan and Xin Xin.
Open : minimum 9am-4.30pm; closed Christmas Day and 1st January
Entrace fee: No
For kids: Playgrounds and pettingarea
Food: The Zoo has a place where you can get a snack
Taking photos: Is allowed, if publiciesed, please mention the zoo on your homepage
Phone number 5553-6263
Fax number 5553-6263
Address: Primera Sección del Bosque de Chapultepec (entrada Chivatito), Col. San Miguel Chapultepec, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, C.P. 11850, México, D.F. , Mexico
Where to finde the Park:
I don't have any guides of this zoo. Does any body know if they made any guides? And where I can get any guides those?
In the years 1949, 1974 and 1999 they had theire anniversarrys. Have they made any books on this occassion?