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El Nispero Zoo and Botanical Garden

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El Valle de Anton, Panama
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I was disappointed by how small the enclosures (just cages in most cases) of the animals were. At least two were pacing. There is a lot of variety though, and you can see the golden frogs this valley is famous for.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed 28 July 2018

A beautiful Zoo in the middle of El Valle. You can get a box of food in the main entrance to feed some of the animals you see inside. For the kids is a very special place to visit.

Thank luiscleghorn
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Worst “zoo” I have ever visited. The quality of living for every single animal is so pitiful ! Cages are way too small and most of them don’t have any protection for rain or sun. We saw the 2 tapirs standing in nothing but mud....More

1  Thank WimD906
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the zoo. In visiting Panamá I looked forward to seeing the wildlife. This zoo offered a lot of Panamanian culture. They have an amazing bird area for the bird lovers. I highly recommend anyone in the area to check out the zoo. Only...More

Thank lindaestreya
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Firstly... This little gem is up in the cool mountains of El Valle. The town itself is super cute, with shopping, tours, etc. If I had the money I would buy a 2nd home there, and I would have the best of both worlds... In...More

Thank Dan D
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Its a little, interesting zoo where you can go see the Golden Frog that is famous in the area. This zoo clearly does not have the infrastructure of zoo's in well developed countries so some of the enclosures look worn. This is to be expected,...More

Thank Frank T
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It's not Toronto zoo but what it makes up for it amenities it makes up in charm and variety of animals not typically seen back in Canada or other western zoos. And it's so affordable like only a couple of US dollars is all it...More

Thank westjetjoe
Reviewed 27 February 2018

I’m sitting in the El Nispero parking lot after doing a much faster tour than expected. Th What reads like a collaboration among animal organizations is clearly a tourist trap at the expense of the animals. I was standing by a family who pulled their...More

1  Thank jennifer b
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

It was an enjoyable afternoon walking around the zoo looking at the animals. The enclosures are not like top zoos, but this is a small zoo that appeared clean and the animals did not appear distressed.

Thank lplaag
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Quite small zoo but good place to see poisonent frogs, even the golden one which is rare in the wild. Some of the animals doesnt have good conditions but it is a nice visit especilay for kids. You might see some wild monkeys roaming around...

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Response from Oregonio |
The Zoo el Nispero is a sanctuary for animals that were confiscated by the government authority. Every animal comes in "as-is." Because it's not a regular zoo, finances are hard to come by and are privately funded. Of... More