"Zoologico de Chapultepec Alfonso L. Herrera" Bosque de Chapultepec Tip by AnnaLupilla

Bosque de Chapultepec, Mexico City: 47 reviews and 84 photos

On 6th of july 1923, about 400 years after the destruction of Tenochtitlan, the construction of the Chapultepec Zoo began. For Mexicans, opening a zoological garden does have double significance, as zoos find there place in pre-hispanic Aztec history as well as they open a new door to education and getting to know how to respect mother nature.
The zoo counts with over 2000 animals of 200 species, divided into birds, mammals, amfibios amd reptiles.
The place in the woods of Chapultepec was chosen. Chapultepec means "Hill of the Grasshoppers" in nahuatl, the Aztec language of Mexico.

Address: Av. Chivatito, Primera Seccion del Bosque
Directions: The "Zoolgico de Chapultepec" is to be found in the first section of the "Bosque de Chapultepec", abutting the Reforma and Arquimides in the delegacion Miguel Hidalgo
Phone: 01 (55) 5286 9920
Website: http://www.chapultepec.df.gob.mx/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2005
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